Gethsemane Community Inc: Home for the Homeless
Sr Myree Harris, a contemporary Josephite, was acting in the spirit of Mary MacKillop when she responded to the needs of the homeless in inner Sydney in 1990. In 1880 Mary MacKillop opened a house in the Rocks area, called a ‘Providence’, for women and their children who were living on the streets of Sydney.
Mission Statement of Gethsemane Community: To provide the safety, security and permanence of a home to a group of men and women who have mental illness and/or other disabilities. By this means, to assist them to develop living skills and become independent.
Gethsemane community Inc has attempted to achieve this vision by two means.
Gethsemane works with appropriate State and Community agencies, in a form of practical partnership, when issues arise in regard to mental wellbeing.