Bathurst Uniting Support Services is a program run by the Bathurst Uniting Church and offers kindness and care to people in need. There are a number of different projects happening around food, transport, social contact and pastoral care.
- The Shelter Café which operates at the back of the Uniting Church on Saturdays and Sundays between 12-2pm. There is free hot food, warm clothes, sleeping bags and a hot shower if needed.
- Bathurst Buddies matches volunteers with those who need social contact.
- Support is provided for some of the drug and alcohol programs running in town through transport and pastoral care.
- The church is also supporting new Mums in the SUPPs program with baby bundles and equipment.
If you’d like to see more about what is happening, volunteer or donate you can find more information on our Facebook page or call us on 0455 328 966.
The latest news from BUSS….
This is what our Shelter Cafe looks like.
😊 Ramps to the Cafe for guests who need assistance walking and entering the Cafe.
😊 Sign on table and lunch menu of delicious food.
Guests are very complimentary of the food.
😊 Table service with crockery and cutlery.
😊 Snack table with individually wrapped snacks, fruit; and toiletry care packs.
😊 Shelves of warm clothing
😊 Lunching together
Fantastic Donations !!! 😊😊😊
Thank you for the generous donations last weekend of bottled water, long life milk, warm winter clothing, snacks, bread, sleeping bags, non-perishable food and an electric frypan.
We now have enough long life milk for a few months. 😊
This is a very special microwave!
Michael carried it in his arms all the way from Kelso to the church to give it to us to use at the Cafe! Took him an hour to walk to us. What a wonderful gift of love it is.
Michael survives by digging through bins to find bottles and cans and he has message for us all. BATHURST PEOPLE ARE REALLY BAD AT RECYCLING. So lets all make an effort to help Michael and others like him find the bottles easier by putting them in the yellow bins.
And thank you Michael for your generous gift
What a beautiful morning!!
Today we met 8 beautiful nanna's from Nanna's Haberdashery in Kandos. They travelled down in their bus and had morning tea with us in the Shelter Cafe.
The Nanna's work tirelessly to raise funds to support the community.
What a lovely group of kind hearted, very generous and giving ladies!
They presented the Shelter Cafe with an amazing financial donation of $2000 and 20 bags of warm winter clothing. 👏👏👏👏
Thank you nanna's for your kindness and support with our many community projects. We are very lucky and thankful that you thought of us. 🌸🌸
Donations are very welcome -
1 litre long life milk, 600ml bottled water; 2 man tents, sleeping bags and electric fry pans that are new or very good condition.
If you would like to help us with the MEDIA side and promotion of our community projects that would be amazing.
The BUSS team are forever grateful for the wonderful support we are receiving. Thank you
Another fabulous weekend at the cafe. 😀😀
Thank you to the many volunteers and helpers.
Thank you to the donations on the weekend - delicious sourdough bread, a box of frozen corn, the swags, muesli bars, snack food, hot chocolate and coffee, Just wonderful !!
There is a real happy community feel with alot of chatter and laughter. 💐💐
The team at BUSS are doing an amazing job supporting our community in various ways.
But we would love your help.
Are you able to invite your friends and family to LIKE THIS PAGE to help reach so many more people in our Bathurst community and beyond!
Thank you x
After a very successful trial of the homeless shelter in winter 2018 the Bathurst Uniting Support Services (BUSS) was established.
Click here to read the report on the Uniting Safe Space Trial.