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, which can lead to positive change. 

Thank you. 

Emergency Appeal 2024 

Along with the cost-of-living crisis, we’re also grappling with what’s been coined the ‘loneliness epidemic’. Today in Australia, almost one third of people feel lonely.

Steve spent years searching for a new place after his marriage fell apart. Things became desperate and he found himself sleeping rough in the parklands. Over time, his social links became fragmented, and he became very lonely and isolated.

Steve eventually sought sanctuary at Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre. At the very heart of this support was the dining room, where the real connection was built over a shared meal.

“WestCare feels like home to me. I feel safe, like I’m part of one big family.”

For someone like Steve, finding a path out of homelessness and loneliness begins with a hearty meal and good conversation in the WestCare Centre dining room.

Your generous support is desperately needed to keep Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre dining room doors open for people like Steve.

Can you help? 

Regular Giving 

Will you join the 1913 Lavis Pathway Team of regular givers?

Baptist Care SA was founded in 1913 when the community of the West End Baptist Church started the West End Baptist Mission to provide a safe place for people living on the streets. 

By joining the Lavis Pathway Team of regular givers, you will be helping to uphold the tradition started 110 years ago. 

Workplace Giving 

Donating through workplace giving can have immediate tax benefits. Baptist Care SA uses the workplace giving platform, Good2Go.


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 these gifts, you are expressing enduring care and commitment. Every week, hundreds of children, families and individuals reach out to us for support. Every gift to Baptist Care SA – no matter how large or small – assists us to respond to their 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, Peramangk 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.