care services

Imagine going from hospital bed to a park bench.

Imagine going from hospital bed to a park bench

The homeless are very susceptible to illness. Sadly, many who are hospitalised are hit with a double-blow when discharged with nowhere to go. Hospitals routinely discharge the homeless without good arrangements for accommodation or care. One recent case highlights their plight. A homeless man was hospitalised with broken ribs after a fall. “He had poor mobility, hepatitis C and liver disease”, explained Rev. Crews. “After treatment for the ribs he was discharged. The only accommodation offered was a written list of boarding...

Growing hope with care.

Growing hope with care

By Rev. Bill Crews For nearly 30 years we’ve been giving hope and better futures to the homeless. Now we are Sydney’s most significant frontline charity, preparing 800 meals for the needy every day, but these meals are just the beginning. The homeless need a range of specialised care services, so we have a team of counsellors and professionals to help. They see 80 people every day and help break the cycle of homelessness. I honour your support. It gives us all the...

Our volunteer dentist makes miles of smiles.

Our volunteer dentist makes miles of smiles

When a homeless person first visits us their teeth are often so bad we have to grind up their meals. That’s why we offer free emergency dental treatment to the poor and homeless. Every Wednesday our volunteer dentist does fillings, extractions and even provides dentures. It means our guests can eat properly, which improves their nutrition and overall health. Demand is high. In fact our volunteer dentist now comes on Friday mornings too, but it’s worth it to see our guests new...

Restoring their dignity.

Restoring their dignity

Thanks to you we can give dignity to the homeless. Every morning we have hot showers for them so they can get clean. On Tuesdays a mobile laundry service visits The Exodus Foundation so they can wash their clothes. And once a fortnight our volunteer hairdresser snips and shapes the hair of our most needy guests. It’s all part of our commitment to providing a holistic range of care services to our guests. It restores their dignity and puts them on...

How we’re Beating homelessness.

How we’re Beating homelessness

Homelessness has reached crisis levels and government efforts to address it have been largely ineffective. However a solution is at hand. The Exodus Foundation is at the frontline of homelessness providing meals and specialised care services like basic healthcare, dentistry, counselling and social work. These care services are the key to breaking the cycle of homelessness when paired with government supplied social housing. Research shows that when the homeless are given the sort of care services we provide as well as social...