healthcare

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...

Healthy liver checks for our guests

Recently a team of doctors and nurses gave their time to provide free liver checks to our homeless and needy guests. In a partnership between The Exodus Foundation and NSW Health guests were offered consultations as well as on-the-spot blood tests and liver scans. Most of our homeless guests suffer two or more chronic health conditions, so managing their health is crucial. If left untreated, liver-related diseases can lead to cancer and death. Over X liver tests were provided on the day and...

On the road to a ​better future.

On the road to a ​better future

A staggering number of homeless Australians suffer mental health conditions. Left untreated this compounds the effects of their poverty, which is why improving the mental health of our homeless guests is so important. The Exodus Foundation has highly trained professionals who specialise in case management, including the treatment of mental health conditions suffered by so many of our guests. Our counsellors are on-hand every day to listen and foster an environment of familiarity. This is important as it enables better treatment of...

Good news amid a world of trouble

Good news amid a world of trouble

Access to healthcare is a big issue for our guests at The Exodus Foundation, as it was for George. Like so many homeless people he did not have a doctor and would only get treatment when he found himself in a hospital emergency ward. George had been homeless for many years. He’d often eat in our Loaves & Fishes Free Restaurant, but as time went by his health deteriorated. One day we found him dazed and incontinent. We were all really...

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...