Baptist Care SA has been supporting the South Australian community since 1913.

We rely on our on the generosity of donors to deliver many of the services we provide.

Your donation will help will support the work of Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre, a safe place where people from all walks of life are welcome.

It will provide essentials such as meals, shower and laundry facilities and boxes of food and groceries for people experiencing homelessness, loneliness and social isolation.  

Most of all, your gift will help build a sense of connection and community . 

Thank you. 

Christmas Appeal  

This Christmas the future is looking brighter, because we care. 

This time last year, Grace, Rob* and their children were struggling.

Rob was made redundant, their mortgage payments increased beyond their reach and unfortunately the breaking strain cost them their own home.

They found themselves homeless.  

Twelve months on, Christmas this year is looking a whole lot brighter, thanks to the support they received from Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre.

To make this Christmas at Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre all it could be, and to welcome as many as possible, we need your help, urgently.

Become a regular giver 

Join the 1913 Lavis Pathway Team of regular givers.  

By making a regular monthly donation, you will be become member of Baptist Care SA’s 1913 Lavis Pathway Team. 

The Lavis Pathway Team is named for Robert Lavis and his wife Lucy.

Robert was the first Superintendent of the West End Mission (now Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre), which was established in 1913.

The Lavis’ had a God-given desire to serve the homeless people and hungry children. 

Having witnessed the great need of the men, women and children around them they established a kindergarten with accommodation for over 200 children.

Join the 1913 Lavis Pathway Team community of monthly donors and support Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre, today.

Workplace Giving 

Supporting Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre by donating through your pre-tax pay is a win-win.

Baptist Care SA is registered with Good2Give  a purpose-built platform, which is easy to use and secure. 

As donations made through workplace giving are made before tax is taken, you won’t need to wait until the end of the financial year to claim it back, or collection donation receipts.

You can give as much or as little as you like, and you can start, stop or change your giving whenever you want.

Leave a Bequest 

Leaving a gift in your Will is the ultimate way to care for your family and loved ones.

For many people, leaving a Gift in their Will is an opportunity to give a gift to an organisation they have been committed to throughout their life. 

It can also be transformative for those served by organisations like Baptist Care SA.

In making this gift, you are expressing enduring care and commitment.

Every week, hundreds of children, families and individuals reach out to Baptist Care SA’S WestCare Centre for support.

Every gift, no matter how large or small, assists us to respond to their needs.

Donate to our Emergency Relief Pantry

Each week, we provide 50 boxes of food to people in need.

Yet, we turn away 50 more simply because we don’t have enough items in stock.

Can you help, us help them? 


Donate essential items 

Over 200 people visit Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre each week for showers, meals, do their washing and experience a sense of community. 

Can you help keep us stocked with the day-to-day necessities our community needs?


  • "Baptist Care SA's WestCare Centre is a great place to get a feed and there's a lot of people here I know. The feeling of being cared for is lovely"

    Carol, with Walter

  • "It's all God smiling on us. He's very happy. "


  • "They help you when you've got nothing. "


Frequently Asked Questions 

Donations of $2 or more to Baptist Care SA are tax-deductible in Australia.

Donations are exclusively spent on Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre to provide essentials such as meals, shower and laundry facilities and boxes of food and groceries for people experiencing homelessness, loneliness and social isolation. 

Get in touch. 

We’d love to hear from you. 

Baptist Care SA, lives, works and walks on Kaurna, Permangk and Boandik lands. We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the state’s first peoples, recognise their traditional ownership, and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs, deep connection and continued guardianship of land and waters. We value the contributions of Elders past and present, and are committed to learning from those emerging.