24 September 2019

You've helped exceed limits

A Facebook page for women escaping domestic violence has expanded into a service helping hundreds of disadvantaged and vulnerable Western Australians. No Limits Perth works to achieve its purpose of advancing social and public welfare through the relief of poverty and distress. The team is constantly out on the road gathering & distributing furniture, linen and other household possessions for those unable to buy these items for themselves.

“We quickly realised we would have to broaden our own vision and offer our service to whoever it might be that needs help,” No Limits chairperson Janine Wood said.

“If they have fallen on hard times and they’re in a crisis situation, we’re going to help them.

“We found it wasn’t just women escaping domestic violence, it included newcomers to the country, single parents that couldn’t make ends meet, pensioners, homeless, low income earners & the unemployed. 

“Mine sites were closing down and many were left not sure how they would feed their families.”

Demand across Perth for the Landsdale based initiative has increased by more than 263 per cent in the last two years, with the group delivering their services free of charge to over 59 other agencies, government organisations & not-for-profit groups. The organisation making the most of their truck and more recently their ute purchased through a Lotterywest & Federal Government grant.

“We’re supplying over 1000 food hampers per year,” Ms Wood said.

“This ute has worked nonstop since we received it; we literally use it every day, whether it’s picking up household items & white goods, right down to distributing items or food hampers on a daily basis.”


No Limits Perth’s’ next objective is to find a permanent home, allowing them to store a warehouse full of their donated items with piece of mind.  At this time they are using unoccupied offices kindly donated by a local business.

“I’ve always had a heart of compassion for the those who are vulnerable.  I also  have massive issues with people judging others when they don’t know their situation,” she said.

“We will listen to every story and find out how we can help them. If we can’t we will refer them on to other services.”

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