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St Johns Crisis Centre Surfers Paradise Gold Coast

Homeless/Domestic Violence/Mental Health/Crisis management


We have been established for 38 years and our services include

What do we do Daily?

Average of 105 meals served. 
12 parcels of clothing/bedding etc. handed out. 
Average of 25 welfare interviews. 
School lunches to Surfers Paradise Primary School average of 15 meals per day – keeping kids in school.
Laundry facilities.
Shower facilities over 15 showers provided. (over 2500 per year)
Driver pick up of donations
Community Welfare Nurse 5 days a week

What do we do Weekly?

Centrelink team one day a week.
Mission Australia – Disability Job Provider one day a week.
Families Services Australia – Community Engagement provider one day a week.
·         Approx. 125 hours of volunteer work in welfare office.

·         approx. 145 hours of volunteer work in Drop in Centre. 

Homeless Health Outreach Team two days a week working with clients.
Justice of the Peace – three days a week
Orange laundry services on site twice a week.
Dental service once a week
Clinical Psychologist one day a week
 What do we do Monthly?

NDIS team on site once a month
Hairdresser once a month
Department of Housing and Public Works once a month meeting with clients.
Fund raising community dinner once a month
 What do we do Yearly?

·         Annual major fundraising lunch/dinner around homelessness week

·         Homeless Connect Day 

·         Annual client Christmas Lunch around 200 people

·         Staff and Volunteer Christmas Lunch/Dinner

·         Christmas Hamper Week in December approx. 200 parcels of food and presents

Our food costs are between $60K and $80K 
$30K worth of Woolworths cards handed out 
$5K worth of chemist cheques handed out 
$10K worth of fuel cards handed out.
$5K worth of Telstra cards handed out. 
$15K worth Go Cards
 Our resources and time

57 Current volunteers

6 Board members all volunteers

Only 2 Full time Employees

Only 2 Part time Employees

What do we need to keep the centre open?

·         We need approx. $1000 each day to meet our budgets – Approx. $375K per year.

What help do we get?

·         Collection boxes in various collection centres

·         Federal grant for emergency funding – only represents approx. one third of our required budget

·         Bequests from the community

·         Donations from the community

·         Donations from St Johns parish on Isle of Capri

·         Donations from Food Bank

·         Donations from Oz Harvest

·         Rotary and Lions Clubs

·         On Going Fundraising by volunteers and staff

·         One major fundraising event per year with a target of around $50K

·         Several schools 

Where would we like to get assistance from.

         Queensland State Government

·         City of Gold Coast

·         Corporate companies who are socially and community aware

·         Pro Bono Grant writers

·         Sporting bodies

·         Universities in terms of study papers and strategy on the homeless crisis


Help St Johns Crisis Centre Surfers Paradise Gold Coast to reach their goal of $100,000

$446 raised

Contact Details

36 Hamilton Ave


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.