What is the Community Care Program?
The Community Care Program enables church community projects to receive tax-deductible donations and additional support and exposure. It was originally an Anglican Aid program called the Community Care Fund, but it has since been transferred to Anglicare because of our commitment to supporting local charitable work.
There are currently 13 programmes up and running. With four programs focused on supporting Indigenous communities.
Details: Community Care Programmes
Sarah’s story at One4Life Redfern
Sarah had struggled with drugs and alcohol for many years. She was living on Centrelink payments. After paying for rent there wasn’t much money left for food. A friend suggested she visit the One4Life Community Care Program at South Sydney Anglican Church. They ran a food ministry on Fridays.
She lined up with everyone else to receive a bag of food. Then she was invited to come to Overcomer’s Outreach, a program to support people with addiction. There she was given the opportunity to attend Christianity Explored. Sarah came to understand that Jesus had died for her, and now he was helping her to live a better life.
“I was baptised and have been coming along to church for three years and six months. I know that because that’s how long I’ve been clean.”
Sarah now helps with the One4Life food ministry so that she can help others like herself.
One4Life Redfern provides food relief, English classes, counselling, pastoral care and outreach to people with addiction. They serve a diverse community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.