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.
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.
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.
"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 "
Anyone with a Concession Card, Health Care Card, Immi Card or student card can apply for emergency assistance.
Shop for good quality ingredients and essential grocery items at a low cost or free.
When the weather is extreme, we open the doors of our chapel to provide overnight accommodation to people who are sleeping rough.
Providing our community with essential items offers support that places dignity, respect and love at the heart of all we do.
We are at 11 Millers Court, Adelaide.
We are open each weekday from 9am to 1pm.
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.