Our new name is BUSS – Bathurst Uniting Support Services to better reflect all that is happening.
The Bathurst Uniting Support Services (BUSS) has grown out of the original Uniting Safe Shelter (USS). While it is no longer possible for us to run the Homeless Shelter we have now expanded in a number of other projects, all with a focus on working with those with drug and alcohol additions.
BUSS offers safe and warm accommodation to homeless men during the cold winter months in Bathurst.
Check out our Facebook page for all the new and exciting programs you might like to be involved in. You’re continued support and prayer for the ministry is very much appreciated.
If you would like to be a volunteer, or want any further information visit the contact us page.
The latest news from the BUSS Facebook page (see below).
We need your help for the Shelter Cafe
We will be offering the guests a free hot meal, shower, change of clothing and a sleeping bag if needed.
We would welcome donations of new or in very good condition sleeping bags and warm men's clothing.
Fabulous Shelter Cafe Training Night everyone !
Thank you to the many community members and paramedic students who attended the training night for the Shelter Cafe.
The Shelter Cafe is opening this Saturday 15th May from 12-2pm.
If you are interested in being part of the volunteer team for the cafe, please contact us through our Facebook site.
Do you have an electric frying pan you can donate to our new nutritious cooking project? The 4 week project will teach people to cook different nutritious meals for their family and at the end of the project they will take the frying pan home. The aim is to help families learn to cook good, cost-efficient meals in their own homes. If you can help with a frying pan please message us or donate to the cost of the food in the bank account listed in the information panel.
The Shelter Cafe training night for volunteers will be held on Thursday 6th May in the activities hall of the Uniting Church in William St from 7- 8pm.
The Shelter Cafe will open each Saturday and Sunday from 12-2pm, starting Saturday 15th May.
The guests appreciate the welcoming smile and a free hot meal; a change of clothing, shower and sleeping bag is also available if needed.
If you would like more details and enjoy helping and supporting people less fortunate than yourself, please contact BUSS.
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.