Our heart embraces all. 

Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre is a safe place where people from all walks of life are welcome.

Our door is open for all of our community, regardless of their circumstances.

For over 100 years, we have been supporting our community. 

And we will continue to offer that support in ways that place dignity, respect and love at the heart of all we do. 

The issues facing our community are varied and complex.

They span homelessness, domestic violence, social isolation, hunger and food relief, and health.

People may have lost their job, struggled to find a home, or experienced a relationship breakdown.

Whatever the circumstances that brought them to us, we see everyone as a person to be met, not a problem to be solved.  

A place of connection and support 

Each week, we see over 200 people for breakfast and lunch, a hot shower, to use the laundry and connect with social, medical and legal support. 

Baptist Care SA staff and volunteers work together to provide our community with essentials and connection with life-changing services.

Each year,we provide approximately 50,000 free community meals through our WestCare Centre kitchen, as a well as vital access to hot showers and a laundry. 

Hospitality at the WestCare Centre is more than a meal and cup of coffee.

In the sanctuary of our courtyard where our community gathers, our team lend an ear and provide access to services that are the first step towards long term solutions.



Bringing people together

The issues facing our community are often so confronting they choose to avoid seeking medical care. 

The WestCare Health Service provides our community with equal access to free, culturally safe and trauma-informed care.

Each day, a variety of nurses, GPs, dentists, and optometrists are available, on site. Along with physiotherapists and small gym.



Overnight accommodation

When the temperature soars or plummets, Baptist Care SA is the only South Australian provider to open its door to rough sleepers for overnight accommodation.

People sleeping rough are vulnerable and at an increased risk during extreme weather events.

When the SA Govt calls a Code Red or Code Blue, Baptist Care SA responds by opening the doors of the WestCare Church to anyone experiencing homelessness.

We provide a safe place to sleep overnight, a sleeping bag to keep, nutritious meals, hot showers, laundry facilities and connection with further support.

By remaining open overnight, Baptist Care SA offers kindness and connection to those who are most vulnerable in our community. 

In an average week at WestCare
we provide…

  • 635 Free breakfasts and lunches
  • 100 People access showers and laundry
  • 70 Emergency food hampers
  • 333 Free kgs of fruit and veg
  • 255 Free loaves of bread
  • 30 People access to health services
  • "They help you when you've got nothing. "


  • "That feeling of being cared for - it's lovely. "

    Carol, pictured with Walter

  • "God is smiling on us "


Frequently Asked Questions 

We are at 11 Millers Court, Adelaide. 

We are open each weekday from 9am to 1pm.

Our WestCare Centre Services 

Get in touch. 

We’d love to hear from you! 

Baptist Care SA meets on the lands of the Kaurna, Peramangk and Boandik people. We respect the ongoing skilful custodianship of lands, skies and waters and the continuous deep cultural connection with Country. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all Countries, Nations and Mobs.