Addressing unmet social need in the community since 1990

Total Volunteers

DFV families supported

CCL trips (Jul 2018 - Jul 2019)

Thirty years of Compassion in Action

Thirty years ago, our organisation was established with a bold mission: go where no else goes, be with those too often overlooked, reach out to the margins – wherever there are unmet needs. Since then, our commitment to this mission has not wavered.

Over three decades, we have been caring for the vulnerable in our community, by taking away some of their worries, by lending a listening ear, by offering human connection – by being there for them, without judgement.


In these challenging times, our services are needed more than ever. In response to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, Open Support continues to provide critical support to those vulnerable in our community, while taking a number of actions to ensure the safety and continued wellbeing of our clients, our volunteers and staff. This includes the suspension of all volunteer activity and the adjustment of the way we deliver our key programmes. 

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.

Latest News

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See our latest Annual report here by click the link below

Open Support Annual Review 2018 SpreadƒL

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