Catholic Charities Appeal

"Never see a need without doing something about it" was one of the sayings of St Mary MacKillop and is what drives us to assist struggling families and individuals in our own community.

Have a look at the stories in our brochure (below in PDF form)  to find out more about the essential works of our charitable agencies.

On any given day in South Australia

  • 350 people are helped with intensive residential support, young women are supported with accommodation as they await the birth of their child
  • ​Families receive intensive intervention to allow them to keep their children at home, women can access secure housing as they escape from violent situations
  • People with an intellectual disability receive permanent full time care, people living with a mental illness receive a visit from workers or access help by phone, homeless young people are cared for in one of their housing properties, people are accessing counselling or mediation for personal or relationship issues and families have access to respite for their son/daughter with an intellectual disability
  • Centacare's Domestic Violence and Homelessness Services support and empower women, children and young people to reclaim and maintain their fundamental human right to safety and freedom. With four specialist domestic violence services in regional South Australia, Centacare is the state's largest provider of best-practice support for at-risk women and children outside of metropolitan Adelaide.
    Centacare Catholic Family Services
  • Around 640 meals are provided each week on average to men, women and children who come through their doors facing poverty and homelessness.
  • Over the years has evolved from being a place which provided just meals into a comprehensive service offering: Other basic care, including meal, laundry and locker services
  • Professional case management services supporting people at the extremities of their lives, to find lasting pathways out of homelessness
  • Access to 25 visiting professional services including: Adelaide City GP Service, Registered Nurse, legal clinic, financial counselling, podiatrist, dental clinic, eye and ear testing, New Road Drug and Alcohol services and hairdressers.
    Hutt St Centre
  • Each year c.800 children with special needs and their families are receiving education and special support via Religious Services and Events, Pastoral Visiting both in the home and in Hospital, Interpreting, School and Family Support and NDIS Support.
  • Our Lady of La Vang & St Patrick’s Special Schools  
  • Every year they help nearly 5,000 clients ....offering the following services - community gatherings for isolated people, Sunday Mass in St Martin de Porres Chapel, Line Dancing classes, Craft and Jewellery making classes, Lunches for the community, Aboriginal Art Classes, Cultural Awareness programs, Healing and Referrals, Liaison with State and charitable agencies. 
  • On any given day they help approximately 25 people.
    Aboriginal Catholic Ministry – Otherway Centre


2023 Leaflet  (Amended for the web below) and Appeal Poster. 

(Please note Leaflet front cover: student enjoying and working in the Our Lady of La Vang vegetable patch - La Vang Patch.)

 CC September 2023 Appeal online version.pdf
 CC A3 September 2023 Final Poster.pdf