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Community and youth services

Community services

St John of God Social Outreach services build capacity and support the physical, mental and emotional wellness of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. We provide community-based care in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Timor-Leste.

Social Outreach end of year highlights 

As a not-for-profit organisation, St John of God Health Care has a proud history of providing outreach services in areas of unmet need, many of which are delivered for free or at low cost through an allocation of eligible revenue from our hospitals. Every time you choose a St John of God Health Care hospital, you help us provide outreach services to people in need in our community.

Our services

Through our Social Outreach services, we strive to meet the needs of people within our communities who are experiencing disadvantage, with a focus on areas of unmet needs in health care. Our services are:  

Working across three states, as well as in Timor-Leste, the services provide a range of accommodation, mental health, healthcare and personalised support to people in need – people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to access the help and support they require.

Over the past year, we have: 

  • Delivered $24 million of free or low cost services across 67 community locations
  • Provided services to 6,243 people in need
  • Provided 25,230 nights of stable accommodation to vulnerable people at-risk of homelessness
  • Provided 17,123 telehealth sessions

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct, supports our Mission, Vision and Values of St John of God Health Care and defines the standards of behaviour, which are expected from all who are employed or are associated with our organisation. This includes all caregivers (employees), agency staff, volunteers, contractors, vendors and anyone else who conducts business for, or on behalf of, St John of God Health Care.

Our Service Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

St John of God Social Outreach is committed to providing a safe environment for all children/young people in its care and proactively takes measures to protect children/young people from abuse. We actively implement strategies to ensure that our services are physically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally safe.  The welfare of the children/young people in our care is our first priority and we have zero tolerance towards child abuse, which is any act committed against a child/young person involving physical violence, sexual offences, emotional and/or psychological abuse or neglect. 

News and events

Stay up to date with the lastest news and events from St John of God Social Outreach.

In 2020, St John of God Social Outreach was awarded full accreditation against the QIC Health and Community Services Standards, demonstrating our commitment to providing quality services that are best practice, driven by effective systems and processes that support our clients’ positive experience and achieving better outcomes for everyone we serve.Social Outreach accreditation