A home for the homeless
Helping those living with mental illness and/or intellectual disability feel safe
Registered Charity | Public Benevolent Institution | Non Government Funded
Via strong community partnerships, we help those who have no one and no where else to turn to.
Why we fight for a kinder future for the homeless living with mental illness and/or other disabilities.
Providing a safe home that enables independence, community outreach and advocacy.
The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales and Mr Dennis Wilson
On the 13th Sept 2019, Gethsemane Community Inc. was honoured to have received joint Vice Regal Patronage by The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales and Mr Dennis Wilson.
We are very excited about Her Excellency and Mr Wilson engaging and supporting the Gethsemane community over the coming years.
Role of the Governor
The Governor is the formal head of NSW, appointed by the Sovereign as her representative. The position has an important part to play across the numerous constitutional, ceremonial and community roles it holds throughout the state.
Connecting with residents of licensed boarding houses and people with disabilities. During the year, used clothing, blankets and excess food is shared with anyone in need.
Each Christmas, we organise a major donation drive for the poor, providing personalised gifts to 900+ people living in boarding houses across NSW.
We work with a range of groups who have similar goals to us to care for homeless people including associations, agencies, advocacy groups, churches, schools, citizens and privately owned businesses.
Research is an ongoing part of our work. It forms the basis for each program we put forward in our advocacy work which aims to improve the system.
There are three ways you can help us at Gethsemane Community, either by volunteering or financially via donations or sponsorship
We accept donations of any amount via our secure payments partner PayPal. If you have an account you'll be prompted to login, otherwise you can donate using your credit card as guest user.
You can assist in the general life of the community by helping with the shopping, the cooking , taking residents to appointments and staying overnight to relieve the coordinator at times.
We need individual and corporate sponsors willing to make a five year commitment to provide support so we can hire a coordinator to run Gethsemane, as well as pay for overnight relief when required.
Your donation will help us provide a home to people who need it most, conduct community outreach to those living in isolation and continue ongoing research that will bolster our advocacy projects.