Making a difference in real lives
For some people, hardship is all they’ve ever known. For others, circumstances have changed their lives and thrust hardship upon them. But every person deserves dignity and hope – and to believe that their life matters.
Because it does.
Each year we’re able to make a difference in the lives thousands of people across the country with funds generously donated by compassionate Australians. We support initiatives that focus on benefitting the disadvantaged, marginalised and socially isolated people in our community, no matter what their gender, ethnicity, age or ability.
How we help
To distribute funds raised to the areas they’re most needed, we’ve established three main project areas:
While there are many government-funded initiatives and large charity organisations to help many people in our society, many others are forgotten and overlooked. They don’t fit the right criteria for existing funding, so we do what we can to make sure they don’t fall through the cracks.
Our Community Projects reach out to a wide range of people across the nation, encompassing:
- Youth at Risk
- Poor and Disadvantaged
Less than 3% of young people who live in foster care, kinship homes or group homes, have the opportunity to attend university compared to around 40% of youth from more stable home environments.
This unique program offers tertiary scholarships to disadvantaged youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity to complete higher education. By empowering these young adults with an education, we open a world of opportunity to them, with many becoming role models within their family and communities.
Many asylum seekers have fled from highly unstable and traumatic circumstances. Most arrive with little more than the clothes on their back; they don’t know anyone and don’t know where to find the help they need.
Providence House provides a safe place for these displaced people until they can access more formal channels of assistance. In addition to a roof over their heads, the home provides food, basic healthcare, help learning English and employment opportunities (for those allowed to work).
To make a difference in the life of someone dealing with hardship, donate to the Sisters of Charity Foundation today.