Parramatta Mission has been providing services to people who are homeless,
facing crisis and living with mental illness for over 40
years. Its broader history can be traced back to the opening
of the first Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on the current head
office site in 1821, and with it - the commencement of
multiple community outreach and support services.
Parramatta Mission’s expansive community programs were borne
out of the early Wesleyans’ ethos of outreach, community and
inclusiveness. The Wesleyans of colonial Parramatta had an
‘open door’ policy and accepted everyone.
Parramatta Mission is one of the largest providers of
community mental health services in NSW, as well as one of the
largest providers of community services to people who are
homeless and facing crisis in western Sydney.
Headquartered and with numerous services in the Parramatta
CBD, the Mission’s programs are delivered from no less than 80
sites - extending across western Sydney, to the Central Coast,
beyond the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and to Liverpool in the
Just some of Parramatta Mission’s 70+ programs
include; Lifeline Western Sydney, Thelma Brown Cottage
domestic violence refuge, headspace Mt Druitt, Meals Plus
Community Outreach, UnitingCare Mental Health, Hope Hostel and
Parrahouse Youth Refuge.
Some interesting facts and
figures about Parramatta Mission include the following:
- 100,000 meals are provided each year to families and
individuals who are experiencing disadvantage.
and support is provided to 300 people each day.
from domestic violence is provided to 80 women and 125
children each year.
- Each year, telephone counselling
support is provided to 17,500 people by 110 Volunteer
- Only 9% of revenue is spent on
administration costs – 91% goes to the delivery of vital
+MissionBytes Reader Survey WINNER announced!
We are delighted to announce that Mrs Grace Hensman is the winner of the 2 Gold Class movie tickets - congratulations Mrs Hensman!
We extend a big thankyou to everyone who returned their surveys. The response we received was terrific and provides us with some great ideas for future stories and news.
+FREE WILLS DURING 'WILLS
During April 2013 Matthews Folbigg Lawyers is offering FREE
Wills to people making a gift in their Will to Parramatta
Click here to find out more and to make a booking.
+NEW MISSIONBYTES NEWSLETTER OUT NOW!
Click here to download Your copy of Parramatta Mission's
Parramatta Mission holds Christmas carols and a range of
Christmas services. For service times, dates and locations
click here to view details about the Mission’s Christmas
services and other congregational activities
+Reno Rescue at Kelly's
One of Parramatta Mission’s
crisis centres for women will receive some much needed
renovations when a group of volunteers from The GPT Group
roll up their sleeves to lend a hand. Click
here to read more...
+Gloster Udy Society End of
You’re invited to be our guest at
Parramatta Mission’s last Gloster Udy Society Luncheon for
2012 on Thursday, 18th October. This is a free sit-down
lunch for people who are interested in the future of
+Christmas Food & Gift Drive
3 ways to help this Christmas. Click
here to download Parramatta Mission’s 2013 Christmas
Food & Gift Drive flyer.
+Latest Newsletter Out Now!
‘MissionBytes’ is Parramatta Mission’s supporter
newsletter. This Spring/Summer 2012 edition includes
stories on a shock program closure, exciting new
partnerships, interesting interviews/stories and
upcoming events. Click
here to download your own copy of MissionBytes.
+ ART EXHIBITION WITH HELEN
+ Premier Visits Parramatta
Mission For Lunch.
+ Christmas Celebrations 2011.
to view the many Christmas
services & carols at Parramatta Mission this festive
+ Leigh Memorial congregation
of Parramatta Mission presents Ambre Hammond in concert.
13th November at 7.00pm Leigh
Memorial Church 119 Macquarie Street, Parramatta
for more information.
+ 2011 Spring-Summer
2011 Spring-Summer ‘MissionBytes’
newsletter – out now!
to download a copy or contact the Mission
office and we’ll send you a printed version.
+ Setting the benchmark for
good financial management in the charity sector.
Parramatta Mission has
established a unique risk management framework to ensure
we think before we act and are around, transforming lives
for the long term.
to find out more and why
donors should consider the management of the charities in
which they invest.
+ Support Parramatta Mission with the
purchase of your Entertainment Book.
With over $15,000 in offers, the Entertainment Book is a must for any household!
to download the order form. Simply print and complete the
order form and send to Parramatta Mission via one of the
options provided on the form. Your Entertainment Book will
be mailed to you within days.
+ Parramatta Mission’s supporter newsletter, MissionBytes, is
back Parramatta Mission’s food recovery program with $200k
to download your own copy and to find out
the latest news and upcoming events at Parramatta Mission.
NSW Opposition Leader, Barry O’Farrell, and Liberal
Candidate for Parramatta, Geoff Lee on Wednesday announced
a NSW Liberals and Nationals Government would provide
$200,000 to Parramatta Mission for its Food Recovery
Program, which aims to produce one million meals per year
for people who are disadvantaged across Western Sydney.
Click here for