Supporting children, families and the elderly to live, joyful, meaningful and sustainable lives.
WHAT WE DO
A compassionate world where all are valued and supported to live joyful, meaningful and sustainable lives.
We help people in need to reach their potential as our expression of love and care for others and gratitude for the gifts we have been given. We do so by building bridges between people who care and people who need.
We help those in distress or severe disadvantage. Our focus is on supporting regional communities in Australia and globally. We provide charitable services, facilities and safe spaces through social enterprises and public donations. We also collaborate widely, supporting other charities and fostering donors’ trust through professionalism and transparency.
ONE HUMAN FAMILY
We are one human family. We believe helping others is an essential part of being human.
Dharma is an ancient Sanskrit word. It has had many meanings over the centuries. To us, the words Dharma Care mean an obligation to share with others what God (however conceived) has given to us.
Through collaborating, volunteering, donating, or promoting our work, you can make a difference, and help to nourish the human spirit in us all.
How We Work
Dharma Care is not reliant on government funding. Over thirty years we have sought self-reliance through social enterprise. But we cannot meet our objectives on our own – nor do we want to. We want to work with others. We would love your support.
In all we do, we value Commitment, Professionalism, Humility, Service, Care, and Self Determination.
We undertake rigorous due diligence and risk assessments prior to project support. We receive quarterly reports from projects for distribution to donors.
We feel a great responsibility to donors to ensure donations are effectively managed and project outcomes are achieved.
To minimise costs, Board positions are voluntary, and where possible, we use volunteers in other roles.
Project due diligence, liaising with partners and recipients, reporting to donors, maintaining records, as well as effective communication strategies are all part of our responsibilities. Federal and State regulations and reporting requirements are also a time-consuming fact of life.
Fifteen per cent of donations contribute to providing these services.
Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat – Cougal, NSW
100-bed wilderness group venue
Australian Bushfire Appeal – Kyogle Shire, NSW
help for fire-affected families
Building Relationships That Fulfil Children's Needs
relationships built on the child’s needs
Being Human Workshops - Tweed Shire, NSW
expert-led workshops that nurture our humanity
Support for Disadvantaged Families, Tweed Shire
working as a community so families thrive
Services That Prevent Domestic and Family Violence
community-based resources promoting safe families
Safe Housing and Education for Cambodia’s Most Destitute Girls
board and education for destitute girls
Health Programs for the Rural Poor, Java
health programs for elderly poor
Reducing Child Stunting, Indonesia
reducing the incidence of child stunting
Food Production Skills for Destitute Families, Kalimantan
Football as a Vehicle to Support Destitute Children, Kalimantan
health and education through football
We need you and your help
Drawing on the deep roots of our common humanity, Dharma Care aims to nourish the Human Spirit in all of us.
We seek donations and volunteer support from individuals and organisations. Through collaborating, volunteering, donating, or promoting our work, you can make a difference, and help to nourish the human spirit in us all.
You can help our Australian activities or our international activities.