dentist

Help rough sleepers get healthy and well

It’s spring time and I want to tell you about my determination to grow hope. It’s a determination that drives everything we do at The Exodus Foundation. Crucially it focuses our attention on improving the health of our needy guests. I’m talking about rough sleepers like Terry who was frail and suffered many of the illnesses common to the homeless – including diabetes and heart disease. Terry’s home was a suburban bus shelter and he came to us for hot...

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...

It left us in shock.

Sharing dentures

Recently two dignified old homeless gents quietly queued for a meal in our Loaves & Fishes Free Restaurant. Curiously though, when they took their seats only one of them ate. The other patiently waited. As we watched this we wondered what was going on. Why wasn’t the other man eating? His meal was going cold. What happened next shocked us. When the first man finished his meal he had a drink of water to clean his mouth. Then he took out his...

Rev. Bill Crews' Easter Appeal message

Rev. Bill Crews’ Easter Appeal message

I need your urgent support As Easter approaches I want to say “thank you” for the renewed hope you help my Exodus Foundation give every day. Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, we can provide a range of much needed services to help keep people off the streets and regain dignity in their lives – to make their future better. In addition to daily meals in our Loaves & Fishes Free Restaurant, your support means we can provide support services like...