A year long fundraising effort by the Country Women's Association has come at the right time for Wagga's Sunflower House.
The mental health service was the chosen charity for the Riverina CWA in 2020, with the group donating $1500 from fundraising through last year.
CWA Riverina Group president Elizabeth Furner said it had been a difficult year for fundraising, but they had been able to continue their tradition of donating to local charities.
"Once a year the Riverina group picks a charity to raise money for in the area," she said.
When Sunflower House faced funding difficulties in early 2020 as they looked to transition to a self-sustaining funding model, the CWA decided to pitch in.
"It was in the paper that they were looking for support, and someone brought it along as an idea that we support them," Ms Furner said.
Sunflower House president Mark Horton said the funding transition was going well since the house became eligible for NDIS payments, but being self-funded meant additional support from the community was "fundamental."
"Those extra donations like the Country Women's Association, that goes to filling the gaps of the programs that we run in the house while our mental health support workers are out in the community going to members' homes and doing one-on-ones with them and giving them some mental health support," he said.
"That funding ... will go towards computers, hardware we need to run the house and also put towards some of the programs we might run, things like the art classes, computer classes and mindfulness programs."
Mr Horton said in 2021 Sunflower House was looking at beginning monthly evening information sessions where families and carers of those with mental health concerns could come and learn how to help them and start looking for support.