Supporting children, families and the elderly to live, joyful, meaningful and sustainable lives.

WHAT WE DO

Vision

A compassionate world where all are valued and supported to live joyful, meaningful and sustainable lives.

Mission

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.

Focus

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

Approach

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.

Values

In all we do, we value Commitment, Professionalism, Humility, Service, Care, and Self Determination.

Due Diligence

We undertake rigorous due diligence and risk assessments prior to project support. We receive quarterly reports from projects for distribution to donors.

Administration

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.

Local Activities

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

International Activities

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

Education for Destitute Children, Kalimantan

scholarships for indigenous poor

Food Production Skills for Destitute Families, Kalimantan

livelihood sustainability

Football as a Vehicle to Support Destitute Children, Kalimantan

health and education through football

Reducing Child Stunting, Indonesia

reducing the incidence of child stunting

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.

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