Our Organisation

Our Organisation

Open Support is a designated social services ministry within Mary Aikenhead Ministries.

As such, the organisation has a direct association with the Ministries’ health and aged care ministry, St Vincent’s Health Australia (SVHA), Australia’s largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider. SVHA includes St Vincent’s Clinic, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and St Vincent’s Public Hospital, Sydney.

Open Support operates as part of St Vincent’s Clinic; is based in the Clinic’s Darlinghurst, Sydney location; and, is governed by a set of by-laws.

A registered Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with deductible gift recipient status, Open Support is the registered trading name of St Vincent’s Clinic.

• St Vincent’s Clinic as the Operator of a PBI (Open Support) ABN: 39 967 916 030.
St Vincent’s Clinic is a company limited by guarantee, has income tax exemption and is a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC).
St Vincent’s Clinic ABN: 95 003 635 498.

2016-17 Snapshot

  • 25 families assisted in 2016-17, including 38 childern under-12
  • 63 total clients
  • Average length of client stay 62 days
  • 12 nationalities. 36% from non-English-speaking backgrounds (NESB)
  • 6 clients without access to income due to visa status
  • Average length of stay of these clients 121 days.

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