Like a growing number of women, Sara became homeless as a result of domestic violence.

“I never thought this would happen to me. I can’t go home and I’ve no-one to turn to. I am afraid of what will happen to me”

Every night in Australia over 2,200 women sleep rough or in makeshift shelters. Over 1 in 3 have children with them.

Sara came to Baptist Care and was welcomed into our WestCare Centre.

“Just knowing there is somewhere safe I can come and talk to someone who cares, makes all the difference.”

Winter is particularly difficult without a safe place to call home. In 2016, Adelaide experienced its second wettest year on record. When storms hit, Baptist Care offers 24 hour access to shelter, nourishing meals and hot showers.

It is heart-breaking that the numbers we serve are increasing every year and we rely on your generosity and compassion to turn fear into hope. Together, we can be there for South Australians like Sara.

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If you’d like to know more, do contact us on 8273 7106 or email


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