45 Constitution Ave,

Reid. ACT 2612.

Phone : 02 6248 7771

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November 14, 2019

Last Saturday St John’s Care (SJC) held an Australiana Trivia night to raise funds for our Christmas Hampers this year.

We are hoping to make 500 hampers with the money raised. The night was a great success with lots of laughter whilst our thinking caps were on!

We would...

November 8, 2019

Christmas is meant to be a time of celebration, but if times are tough it can be especially challenging and isolating.

This year St John's Care, Uniting Care Kippax and Canberra City Care are working together to make sure they can help as many people as possible during...

November 8, 2019

Christmas will soon be upon us and for some, rather than being a happy and joyful time, it is a time of stress and anxiety.

For this reason, once again at St John’s Care we will have a Christmas Present Room and will give out Christmas hampers.

This year we will be using...

November 1, 2019

Without volunteers St John’s Care could not open the Emergency Relief Centre - Monday to Friday 9.30 to 2.00pm - for our clients who come seeking help.

Volunteers are also integral when it comes to hosting our monthly community lunches i.e. cooking the meal, setting and...

If you haven’t seen the veggie garden at the back of St Johns Care, please go and have a look. 

The veggie gardens were created by a St John’s Care volunteer called Mel and she engaged the help of two of our clients to plant and maintain them. 

The clients, who we shall...

September 26, 2019

In our family we have a tradition on Christmas Day of going around the table and asking each family member to tell the others what their highlights were from the last year. We also share what they are looking forward to in the coming year.

As I listened to each family...

Last week, a young father Tommy (not his real name), came into St. John’s Care “to look around the Centre and see if he could be a volunteer”. He came with two of his five children who were off school because they were sick.

I met with him and we discussed the sort of v...

I received a phone call on Monday from a woman who we will call Lorraine. Domestic violence had led her and her family to become homeless, but they are now living in public housing. As she hadn’t been into the Centre before I advised her to come in

Recently, because of...

A young man came in to St John’s Care last week, after it was suggested to him by his mental health worker. He had not attended the Centre before and was unaware of the assistance we could provide. I explained how St John’s Care works and that we offer emergency relief...

About 6 months ago, Tony (not his real name) came into St John’s Care looking for someone to talk to and to get some food and started talking to one of our amazing volunteers.

He told her his story about how he had managed to hold down a job despite significant mental...