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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. This process will take some time. Until further notice, contact details for the Foundation are as follows:

Phone: +61 73267 3662
Address: Good Samaritan Offices, Level 2 McAuley Building, 131 Queens Road, NUDGEE QLD 4014
Mailing Address: Good Samaritan Offices, PO Box 336, BANYO QLD 4014

All inquiries, donations and bequests can be made using any of the above contact details.

The important work of the Foundation's Housing Project will continue in Brisbane and will work out of these Brisbane Offices.
With the move to Sydney we sadly say ‘Thank you and farewell’  to our executive manager of three years, Sarah Fraser O’Brien. Sarah has been a great ambassador for the Foundation. She has worked with commitment, energy, creativity, management skills and enthusiasm. She has been tireless in planning and fundraising, managing the Foundation’s Housing Project and working with Foundation sponsors and donors. Sarah has been the public face of the Foundation and the first point of contact for all enquiries with the Foundation for the past three years.

On behalf of all at the Foundation I say ‘THANK YOU SARAH’ and wish her every happiness in the future.

Sr Bernardina Sontrop sgs

Goodsams Foundation

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

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

Facebook – Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre Northern Territory.



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