Uniting St David's helps more than 1200 Border people annually with financial and gambling issues - work that is central to a golf day happening on Sunday.
To coincide with Victoria's Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, the 18-hole Ambrose at Wodonga Golf Club will include an address by a past client of the Border counselling service.
Uniting counsellor Rob Petzke said the speaker had a powerful story to share about the harm of gambling.
"We receive self-referrals and referrals from different agencies like housing, Gambling Help, Centrelink and Corrections," he said.
"It's a big part of society and there's stigma involved.
"This is an opportunity to share the responsible gambling message.
"We've had a golf day every year for the past 10 years and we've been in the industry for 31 years."
Uniting St David's is funded by the NSW government to provide counselling services and Mr Petzke said up to 25 people a week would seek free advice for a range of reasons.
"The cost of living keeps going up and income stays the same," he said.
"Part of counselling is trying to break people's habits and help them be aware of budgeting.
"We also try to do community awareness in schools to educate young people about the early warning signs of gambling.
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"People think it's cool to gamble but it's something that can get out of control."
SS&A Club are providing vouchers and the first person to get a hole-in-one on the sixth hole wins a Mazda2 donated by Alessi Mazda.
SS&A chief executive Gerard Darmody said his organisation worked closely with Uniting St David's throughout the year.
"We always put a team in to the golf day, and it's part of our ongoing responsible gambling message," he said.
To register for the Golf Day, costing $25 per person or $100 for a team of four, contact Rob Petzke on (02) 6021 7099.