Welcome to the Good Sams Foundation website.
The Foundation was established in 1999 to provide ongoing finances and resources to the work established by Sisters of the Good Samaritan.
For over 150 years in Australia the Sisters of the Good Samaritan (affectionately known as the Good Sams) have provided refuge, education and hope to women and children in need.
Some of the key projects include providing safe accomodation to women and children escaping domestic violence who would otherwise find themselves homeless. We are currently implementing prevention programs and education programs with the aim of reducing controlling behaviour, in schools and the community.
Who are the Sisters of the Good Samaritan?
The Sisters are women who have chosen a unique life path, putting the needs of others ahead of their own. They have chosen to forego a family and career. They believe in walking a path with God and working in the community fulfilling the parable of the Good Samaritan.
The Sisters are affectionately known as Good Sams.
Learn more about the Good Sams at goodsams.org.au
Santa Teresa Christmas Gifts
Since 2009 the Good Sams have worked and lived at Santa Teresa, a remote Aboriginal community near Alice Springs.
The Spirituality Centre offers a place for women to be together to use their artistic skills to produce beautiful works of art, crosses and scarves painted with traditional designs. It is all about helping the women to have strong spirits.
Christmas time is always special and the beautiful pieces made by the local women are for sale directly from Santa Teresa . The project received a grant when it began three years ago, and has since been totally funded by the women. The project belongs to them. The Parish provides the venue and Parish staff support. Proceeds from sales go directly to the women who then contribute a small amount to keep the project going.
To purchase artwork and Christmas gifts please contact Sr Liz Wiemers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook – Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre Northern Territory.