Care inc. is a community organisation set up to ensure low income consumers are treated fairly and have support to overcome debt.


Assistance Beyond Crisis

The Assistance Beyond Crisis (ABC) loan program offers interest free loans for people who have experienced and left a domestic or family violence situation.


The loans provide immediate financial assistance where no other options are available, and can include finance for:

  • household goods/white goods
  • vehicle related costs
  • childcare/education costs
  • housing costs
  • medical/dental expenses, and
  • electrical/electronic items.


To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • have experienced and left a domestic violence situation
  • live or work in the ACT or surrounding NSW region
  • have a moderate income (approximately $50k - $100k per annum)

How much can be borrowed

Up to a maximum of $5k can be borrowed (depending on income and repayment capacity) and a maximum loan term of 3 years applies.

Application process

A referral form must be completed and submitted prior to making an appointment. These are available from Community Service Organisations who work with DV clients such as DVCS, EAP providers, allied health services or medical professionals.

Referral forms can be downloaded from the website or you can call the ABC worker on (02) 6257 1788 for more information.


Lending capital to support the ABC loan program has been provided by a range of local businesses and individuals. (see below).

For information on donating click on the link to Service One Alliance Bank


platinum donors

Deborah and Richard Rolfe

silver donors

gold donors

bronze donors

Stephen Byron

"Ensuring low income and vulnerable consumers are treated fairly and to support them to overcome debt"

Care Inc. Financial Counselling Service © 2012 Disclaimer: This site is not intended to replace direct financial counselling or legal advice. Every effort has been made to ensure the information on the site is accurate. Although we will update it regularly, there may be mistakes and things may change.