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    Humanitarian (ADRA)

    We do a lot of humanitarian work through the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). It is the official humanitarian agency of the Adventist Church. The agency is operated by the church for the purpose of providing individual and community development and disaster relief.

    We see the needs and opportunities present in today’s world and believe that the church – with its strong networks, ability to mobilise volunteers and other resources, its commitment to justice, and drive to love and care for people who are suffering – is in a prime position to bring about positive social change.

    The work we do through ADRA is made possible by people like you.

    Donate today!

    ADRA International & Australia

    ADRA International is the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church—working to deliver relief and development assistance around the world regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, gender, or religious association. By partnering with local communities, organizations, and governments, we are able to deliver culturally relevant programs and build local capability for sustainable change. Through this network, our reach extends into more than 118 countries.

    At the global level, there are four main areas of focus for ADRA:

    • Health: Building healthy communities through access to safe water sources, nutritious food, child and maternal health, and so much more.
    • Education: Removing the obstacles to education for  children who face greater vulnerability without it, and adults who want to transform their lives.
    • Livelihoods: Planting seeds for a more prosperous future by providing the training, support, and resources needed to improve incomes and expand opportunities.
    • Emergency Response: Providing relief in crises doesn’t end when the initial response is complete, but continues as homes, lives, and communities are rebuilt and prepared for what’s next.

    Community Services in Sydney

    Our mission is to work with those most in need – whether they are those who are suffering through poverty or those who have been affected by disaster, or both. We also support Australian’s facing crisis through a range of services including women’s refuges, community meals and refugee support programs.

    Here’s where you can find assistance here in Sydney:

    • ADRA Blacktown provides counseling services, general support, emergency food, accommodation & rehab referral, behavior rehabilitation and more.
    • ADRA Macquarie Fields (Mallee Rose Cottage) provides mental health support, art activities, homework support, emergency food, finance literacy and more.
    • The Redfern Adventist Community Centre, which includes a free-of-charge donation-based community cafe, provide hot meals, food hampers, up-skilling workshops and counseling.
    • Our Local Churches provide community-focused services, such as food pantries, Australian integration support, English-language tutoring and more.

    How you can help

    You can help by volunteering at one of our centres of support, by dropping off non-perishable foods at one of our food pantries, by referring us to someone you know in need, or by donating to ADRA Australia at All donations to ADRA Australia of $2 or more are tax-deductible.


    Malcolm Rea via email at [email protected] or phone: 02 9868 6522 or 0401 631 584.

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