THE team at St Vincent de Paul Society's Griffith Care and Support Centre have reopened their doors to the public, after being forced into closure by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The group of volunteers are once again able to assist locals with basic needs for food and assistance, at a time when it's needed most.
Volunteer Yvonne Couper says she is glad to be back, and looks forward to lending a helping hand in her community once again.
"I think it's wonderful to be back, I love my work," Ms Couper said.
"I enjoy working with people who really need help and I've always been a carer."
The non-profit charity has worked in Griffith for many decades, but has continued to introduce new ways to assist struggling MIA families.
St Vincent de Paul Society's new no interest loan scheme will allow for up to $1,500 to be borrowed for essential goods and services.
Eligible applicants can apply for the loan with no credit checks, with St Vincent de Paul basing the transaction on mutual trust and respect.
"The loan is there for when you need something essential," Ms Couper explained.
"If you stay on top of your repayments, you can even get another one in future."
The team at St Vincent de Paul Society are also looking for more volunteers after their reopening, searching for compassionate individuals who share similar values to that of their team.
If you are interested, you can visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6964 3863.
"We're looking for people who have compassionate, loving hearts that don't pass judgment on people," Ms Couper added.
St Vincent de Paul Griffith Care and Support Centre are open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for appointments between 1pm and 3pm.