Welcome to the Sisters of Charity Foundation

Welcome to Sisters of Charity
The Sisters of Charity Foundation Limited is a public non-profit company set up by the Congregational Leader and Council to act as Trustee of the Congregation Fund and the Foundation Fund. Its purpose is to promote the mission of the Sisters of Charity, by supporting initiatives of benefit to the community.

Scholarships

The Sisters of Charity Tertiary Scholarship program continues to go from strength to strength. We now offer eight scholarships to young people at the Australian Catholic University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Notre Dame, The University of Queensland and The University of Sydney and have plans to expand the program in 2014. Sadly, only around 2.8% of young people who have lived in out-of-home care will go onto university compared to around 40.4% of young people in their early twenties. Education gives people the skills required to build a better, more fulfilling life for themselves and their loved ones. The Sisters of Charity Foundation is committed to creating more life-changing opportunities for disadvantaged young people.

Amber's Story - Click Here, Ellen's Story - Click Here,
Jessie's Story - Click Here, Renee's Story - Click Here

What We Do

The Mission of the Sisters of Charity Foundation is to provide support for and financial assistance to community initiatives that will benefit poor and marginalised people.

How To Help

The Sisters of Charity rely on the generous support of their donors for the Foundation to carry out their work. By making a donation to the Sisters of Charity Foundation...

Our History

In 1815 Mary Aikenhead founded the Sisters of Charity in Ireland. In 1838 five Sisters came to Australia and their first ministry was to the convict women in the Female Factory...

News

Lord Mayor Clover Moore supports the Sisters of Charity Scholarship Program
The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, recently donated $40,000 to the Sisters of Charity Foundation Scholarship Program. This generous donation will enable two young people achieve their dream of going to university. Read more...

NUNS ON THE RUN
Thank you to our supporters of the Nuns on the Run City2Surf Team. With your help we have raised over $18,000! Read more...

News

Amber Boatman Graduation

First Student to Graduate from the Sisters of Charity Foundation Scholarship Program

Amber Boatman the first student to graduate from the Sisters of Charity Tertiary Scholarship Program for young people who have lived in out-of-care received a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Notre Dame, Sydney on the 17th December 2014.

Amber Boatman is an inspiration and a leader. Growing up with her two brothers in a single parent family with a mother who battled drug and alcohol addiction meant her early life was challenging and unstable. She went to 7 different primary schools, moved house several times and when her mother died of an overdose she was placed in foster care. Tragically she was separated from her brothers who went to separate foster homes - a sad reality for many siblings entering the foster care system.

Such a traumatic start in life can often lead to compromised educational outcomes. In fact, less than 3% of young people who have been in out-of-home care will go onto any form of higher education compared to around 40% of the general population.

But intelligence, hard work and financial support from the Sisters of Charity Foundation Scholarship Program has enabled Amber to beat the odds. Amber is now a graduate from The University of Notre Dame, Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws and on the way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a lawyer. She currently works part-time at the Aboriginal Legal Service. Read More

The Asylum Seekers Centre
Housing Program

The Sisters of Charity Foundation recently formed a partnership with the Asylum Seeker Centre to provide quality transitional housing for asylum seekers who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Homelessness is the most critical issue for those seeking asylum. Approximately 45% of community based asylum seekers are homeless and unable to access any form of government subsidised housing. Around half are not entitled to seek work and approximately 30% have mental health issues associated with torture and trauma.

Access to decent housing is fundamental to helping people overcome some of the very difficult issues they face.

Through this agreement the Sisters of Charity Foundation will provide quality housing for asylum seekers while they receive vital care and support services provided by the Asylum Seeker Centre.

Steve Bradley Chairman Asylum Seekers Centre and Richard Haddock AM Chairman Sisters of Charity Foundation

Asylum Seekers Centre Signing - Click Here

Asylum Seekers Centre Housing Project - Click Here

Support Sisters of Charity

The Sisters of Charity rely on the generous support of their donors to carry out their work. By making a donation you will help us to take care for the sick, the hungry, the lonely, the poor and those in prison.

Thank You!

Sisters of Charity Foundation Support buttonSisters of Charity Foundation Support button