Catholic Charities 2016 Appeal
"Never see a need without doing something about it" was one of the sayings of St Mary MacKillop and is what drives us to assist struggling families and individuals in our own community.
Have a look at the stories in our brochure (below in PDF form) to find out more about the essential works of our charitable agencies.
On any given day in South Australia
- 4 young people receive intensive residential support, 12 young women receive support and accommodation as they await the birth of their child
- 15 families receive intensive intervention to allow them to keep their children at home, 23 women can access secure housing as they escape from violent situations
- 31 people with intellectual disability receive permanent full time care, 45 people with mental illness are receive a visit from workers or access help by phone, 65 homeless young people are cared for in one of their housing properties, 80 people are accessing counselling or mediation for personal or relationship issues and 125 families have access to respite for their son/daughter with an intellectual disability
- Over 200 homeless people have a meal, shower, seek medical treatment, use the laundry and access professional services and case management in a place where they feel safe during the day
Hutt St Centre
- 40 clients a day come for ESL classes, Over 400 clients on the database, 80 volunteers teach ELS classes
- Clients are Hazara, Iraqi, Iranian, Sri Lankan and Vietnamese
- Offers informal child minding services over school holidays
- A space for asylum seekers to access support services and break down isolation
Mercy House of Welcome
- Community housing and long term residential care for adults with an intellectual disability with 20 residents living in two sites in close proximity to each other at Enfield.
- Helps residents become as independent as possible by being able to take control of their daily living skills.
Ain Karim Community (Mary MacKillop Care)
- 130 children with special needs and their families are receiving education and special support
Our Lady of La Vang & St Patrick’s Special Schools & SA Catholic Deaf Association
- …over 100 people who travel from remote lands to visit hospital can access a linen and toiletry bag program.
- Approx. 12 homeless and vulnerable people visit the centre per week with workshops and programs including art and craft group, dancing classes, providing healthy lunches
Aboriginal Catholic Ministry – Otherway Centre
- Provides an emergency program with sixteen women staying anywhere between two days and three months
- Access to a range of clinical support services
- Assists women in reconnecting with children and families if that is the personal goal and empowers women to claim a new life
Pick up a brochure from parishes in September or click on the link to download the 2016 Appeal Brochure and view the Appeal Poster below: