Break the Cycle's story started in early 2000 when a small group of people from Glenquarrie Anglican Church saw that there was a great need to support people with life's challenges. It was clear that if Macquarie Fields was to see sustainable long lasting change that the social infrastructure that underpinned the community needed to be rebuilt.
From early beginnings as a emergency relief hamper service operating two days a week with two volunteers, BTCG quickly evolved to breaking the cycle of dependence on welfare and handouts through building partnerships with our clients and tapping into a range of services. In 2007 Break the Cycle partnered with Anglicare allowing us to develop and grow through a sharing of expertise and resources.
2009 marked the beginning of BTCG's partnership with No Interest Loans Scheme and offering Financial advice which enabled the provision of help and assistance for those in the community that were not financially literate. Today Break the Cycle operates 4 days a week with over 30 volunteers from the community, who have a passion and love for the community work to create a warm and welcoming environment; a place where all are accepted and acknowledged for who they are. It has adapted to the needs within the community and is seen as an integral and loved part of the Macquarie Fields community, and as a result helps hundreds of people each week with life's challenges.