To be recognised as a professional, highly respected, and relevant Community Association supporting the homeless and less fortunate members of our community. We will show leadership through providing relevance, benefits, and services that enable the community “to have a strong hand up” when needed. To achieve this, we work closely with Government bodies. St John’s Crisis Centre will be accountable to ensure good governance and strong processes.
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the volunteers (especially Gareth), admin, and the generous donor who contributed financially with the Christmas cash, 2019… Words alone are not enough to show the extent of my appreciation.” Quote from client.
St John’s Crisis Centre provides services for the community that recognise the dignity of the individual and which are centred on Christian Values.
- Counselling to those who need safe and affordable shelter
- Encourage client independence of the Crisis Centre
- Maximize donations through the use of volunteers wherever possible
- Provide food to those in urgent need
How we help
We have a range of services. Some are available every day, others have set days and some are seasonal.
Here is a short list of our main services
- Lunch service (free lunch)
- Welfare support
- Primary School lunches
- Christmas hampers
- Community nurse
- Clothes washing services via OrangeSky
- Justice of the Peace
We are always adding more services and growing thanks to your support.
Our board and staff
Board members (all volunteers)
FATHER DON PARKER
We need your help!
As a not-for-profit organisation, donations and support from local businesses and the wider community are needed to allow us to continue providing aid to those in need. Each year we need to provide the programs and services to over 5,000 women, men, and children each year.
Every year, St. John’s
- Serves an average of 630 meals each week, and 33,000 over the year.
- Provides 2,500+ school lunches
- Provides $30,000 worth of grocery and general supplies vouchers
- Provides $10,000 worth of fuel cards
- Provides $5,000 communication support with Telstra phone cards
- Provides $15,000 worth of transport such as Go Cards
Note that the above services are provided only in crisis situations.