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Fixing the bad backs ​of rough sleepers.

Fixing the bad backs ​of rough sleepers

Imagine how uncomfortable it would be if you had to sleep on the ground with just a few pieces of cardboard for a mattress. That’s exactly what it’s like for rough sleepers, so it’s little wonder they have bad backs. That is why a chiropractor visits The Exodus Foundation to help. Twice a month our chiropractor is on site to ease the back pain of our homeless guests. It’s a service they would never otherwise be in a position to access, yet...

Together we can fix homelessness.

Together we can fix homelessness

Homelessness is getting worse. The number of homeless people in NSW has risen by 37%* in five years. This makes your ongoing support more important than ever. Together we can meet the challenge. Our suite of support services are an integral part of the solution to homelessness. When support services are combined with social housing, research has shown that up to 90% of homeless people remain off the streets†. “Homeless support services paired with social housing works”, said Rev. Bill Crews. “The...

Our volunteers make it happen

Our volunteers make it happen

Each year almost 800 people volunteer their time and expertise at The Exodus Foundation. They help serve meals to the homeless, they sort food parcels for needy families and they even give our guests the occasional hair cut! Without their wonderfully generous contribution we simply couldn’t help the thousands of Sydneysiders who rely on us day in and day out. To learn more about volunteering with us please click here ...

Warm meals & clothes for cool nights

Warm meals & clothes for cool nights

Imagine not knowing where your next meal was coming from, or whether you’d have enough warm clothes for another cool night sleeping rough. It’s a very real problem for the homeless of Sydney, but thankfully your support means we can help. Every night our brand new food van arrives at Yurong Street – just behind The Domain – to give nutritious, warm meals to 300 homeless people who call the city home. Our meals are a God-send and are always gratefully received. We...

Making Easter extra special at The Exodus Foundation

Making Easter extra special at The Exodus Foundation

We think the homeless and the needy should enjoy Easter just like everybody else. So we make it an extra special time at The Exodus Foundation. Many of our guests are lonely and isolated, so making them feel especially welcome at Easter is important. Rev. Crews even offers to wash their feet on Maundy Thursday, the way Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. “It shows how much we care”, he said. Our Loaves & Fishes Free Restaurant will be open right...

Keeping the homeless healthy

Keeping the homeless healthy

Staying healthy when you live on the streets isn’t easy – especially when the seasons change and the nights get cold. That’s why The Exodus Foundation operates a clinic especially for our homeless and needy guests. The clinic has rooms for general practice medicine, a dental surgery and spaces for our psychologists and trained counsellors to help guide our guests out of the dark places they are in. It’s both a practical and wholistic approach to improving their health, and it has produced...

Santa has gifts for ​the most needy kids

Santa has gifts for ​the most needy kids

Imagine being so poor you couldn’t afford toys for the kids at Christmas. It’s something that more and more parents face. Thankfully their children can get gifts from Santa at The Exodus Foundation. On Christmas Day Santa and his helpers will be on hand to give presents to kids from the most needy families. All the gifts are donated and there’s still time to give. Simply drop off your unwrapped toys at The Exodus Foundation or place them under the Christmas tree in...

Cooking for a ​family of thousands

Cooking for a ​family of thousands

You might be cooking for a family of 10 or 20 on Christmas Day, but imagine cooking for thousands! That’s exactly what our chefs at The Exodus Foundation do. They’ve been planning for months and the preparations begin weeks before the big day. More than 70 hams, 55 turkeys and half a tonne of veggies all need to be roasted. Of course there’ll be Christmas puddings too and it all happens thanks to the support of kind people like you! ...

Meet some of our wonderful volunteer heros

Meet some of our wonderful volunteer heroes

Our big Christmas Day lunch for the homeless and needy couldn’t happen without the dedicated help of our volunteers. People like John and Sandra Vicars. They have been volunteering at The Exodus Foundation for 17 years! A whole team of volunteers will join them on Christmas Day. They’ll help in the kitchen, serve the meals and show guests to their seats. Sometimes they’ll  even comfort those who are missing loved ones. Many others volunteer before and after the big day. They sort food...