About us

Who We Are

Open Support is a not-for profit, community service organisation committed to addressing the unmet and changing needs of the most vulnerable in our community.

Our Work

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Our core focus areas

Reducing the impact of domestic violence in the community

By providing crisis accommodation, care and support for women and families escaping domestic violence.

Enabling improved access to health care services

By providing free and affordable transport to health care services, as well as affordable accommodation close to medical treatment facilities.

Reducing the impact of social isolation within the community

By providing home visits, companionship and social, patient, carer and court attendee support.

Our Services

Chisholm Cottage

Our low-cost, short-term, shared accommodation for regional NSW families and individuals travelling to Sydney for medical appointments and hospital stays.

Safe Haven

Our domestic violence crisis accommodation and external outreach support service.

Country Care Link

Our no-cost transport service for regional NSW people attending medical visits or hospital stays in Sydney.

Visit Program

Our no-cost, fortnightly visit service for socially isolated people living in both East and South West Sydney.

Court Support

Our caring presence for people attending Liverpool Court, Darlinghurst Court and the Downing Centre in central Sydney.

Time Out

Our initiative to provide support for the wellbeing of carers, the homeless and patients in St Vincent’s Hospitals, Sydney.

Our Background

Open Support has been at the forefront of addressing social need since it was established by Sisters of Charity Australia as part of St Vincent’s Clinic in 1990.
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Open Support is a designated social services ministry within Mary Aikenhead Ministries.
As such, the organisation has a direct association…
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Open Support has a small staff base of both full and part time employees, as well as a strong and dedicated volunteer workforce of over 200 volunteers who are integral to the delivery of many of our core services and operational areas.
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Latest News

Open Support Seeks Local Volunteer Drivers Happy to Help Regional NSW Families in Need

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