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The Good Sams Foundation

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.

A Message from the Chair


The new year has begun with some excitement. The Foundation is going National. Most significant amongst these is the transition of the Foundation office to Sydney.

Our new contact details are:

Phone: 02 8752 5313
Street Address: 1A Harris Rd Five Dock NSW 2046
Mailing Address: PO Box 876 Five Dock NSW 2046

All inquiries, donations and bequests can be made using any of the above contact details. Please note, if calling from outside Australia, please dial 61 2 8752 5313.

With the move to Sydney we say ‘Thank you and farewell’  to our Brisbane based Executive Manager of three years, Sarah Fraser O’Brien.

Our new Executive Director, Catherine Cresswell is happy to take any enquiries about Foundation activities.

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.
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