The Samaritans Foundation was established in 1984 as the social welfare organisation of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle which covers the Hunter, the Manning and the Central Coast regions of New South Wales. We seek to express God’s care for all people, particularly those who are vulnerable and marginalised in our community.
For communities where there is love, peace, justice, reconciliation and dignity for all people, where there is care for the vulnerable and their environment and where each individual has the opportunity to contribute and participate fully in community life.
We seek to provide unconditional support to people in their needs and to promote social and economic policies.
We aim to:
Provide effective and professional social welfare services within a community development framework, with particular regard to those marginalised through disability, injustice, intolerance and lack of opportunity
Promote social caring activity in partnership with parishes through volunteer and self-help groups
Promote with courage the development and implementation of social policy which is consistent with Christian teaching; evaluate and comment on social and economic change openly, positively and with integrity
Actively pursue opportunities for growth that give expression to the mission of Samaritans.
If you would like to learn more about Samaritans' philosophy and expectations, take a look at our Agency Ethos.