We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy at this difficult time, which is causing so many challenges for all of us.

Over many years, our supporters have been so important in helping BaptistCare HopeStreet to meet people at their point of need, whether domestic and family violence, homelessness, food support, counselling or one of the many other services we provide.

I know we are all uncertain about the future right now, and like you, we’re hoping the impact of the coronavirus only lasts for a short time.

At BaptistCare HopeStreet, the health and safety of our clients, volunteers and staff is our top priority.  We are committed to being part of the solution for the many individuals and families who are in need and who are increasingly vulnerable as we see the radical changes to employment and support services.

To help prevent the spread of this virus, we have implemented our COVID-19 Prevention Strategy across all our sites.

In following the social distancing guidelines, we have had to change the way we provide support to our clients.  At present, takeaway or frozen meals are available for collection at a number of sites, with some sites also being able to make deliveries to individuals or families in need.  Low cost food stores including emergency relief packs are continuing to operate within these guidelines.

In addition, our No and Low Interest Loans, Casework, Chaplaincy, and Counselling services are conducting individual appointments using tele or video conferencing.

At a time when the level of disadvantage and distress is growing we are finding new ways to safely provide essential services.

Thank you so much for standing with BaptistCare HopeStreet and the people we serve on your behalf, and for your big-hearted support that has already brought hope to so many.

If you are in a position to continue giving, we do need you now more than ever before.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity, and I hope you remain safe and well during this time.