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Chaplaincy welfare fund

BaptistCare Chaplains have provided our clients with close to $20,000 over the 12 months through  “acts of kindness” for people who are in need and with access to limited finances.

Our Welfare Fund provides Chaplains with discretionary funds to support victims and family members in Australia of natural disasters, accidents, illnesses or disease, or people who are experiencing distress. Funds were provided from the Fred McMaster Chaplaincy Support Trust and from donations made to BaptistCare.

This year alone, an Illawarra-based pharmacy and petrol station were provided with funds, enabling BaptistCare’s homeless clients to afford their prescription medications and purchase petrol to drive their cars they may be living in.

Funds were also provided to the family of one of our staff member, who tragically passed away, to assist with day to day living expenses as they hosted family who had travelled from overseas for the funeral.

The fund enables our Chaplains to enhance their chaplaincy work as they minister to and share the love of Jesus with people who are in need through practical care and support.

The courses have been designed to deliver both foundational Chaplaincy skills as well as upskilling those already working as spiritual carers.