(ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN)
Though we are an expansive global church we are also a local one: knit within the very fabric of local communities and part of our mandate will always be to serve the people. Through CityCare’s ongoing programs and services, our mission is to do what we can to help create healthy families, foster safe, inclusive communities and reduce vulnerabilities for children, youth, women, refugees and asylum seekers and our first nation people.
CityCare Youth Program aims to support vulnerable and at-risk young people in becoming resilient and empowered to contribute, lead and fulfil their potential. In 2019, we continue to offer three early intervention programs in schools and our local community:
HOMES OF PEACE
Homes of Peace is our transitional housing program for women and children leaving family and domestic violence situations.
Providing accommodation to women through eight properties, Homes of Peace has seen 23 families successfully transitioned into independent living since its commencement in mid-2016.
Our vision for the future is to offer additional programs which will help nurture strong, healthy families and safe inclusive communities for vulnerable children and their carers.
Our Hillsong Channel brings the message of Jesus to 160 million people around the world. With this year’s Heart for the House offering, we will be launching our Hillsong Channel into the nation of Pakistan — bringing the good news of Jesus to a country with one of the lowest Christian populations in the world (1.6%). We have faith to believe this is only the beginning of reaching the world with the gospel through our Hillsong Channel.
ONE80TC exists to rescue lives from the devastating effects of alcohol and drug addiction, to restore hope and rebuild families.
In 2019, we will support ONE80TC in two main projects they are focusing on, namely:
We support A21’s work of safe repatriation of children rescued from trafficking to begin a life of restoration and safety. Whether through education and awareness programs, assistance with vocational training or supporting social workers and child advocacy centres, we are committed to seeing each child have their chance at a brighter future.
HILLSONG AFRICA FOUNDATION (HAF)
Our partnership with HAF is helping equip and empower people to build their lives and impact South Africa.
We are excited to partner with Vision Rescue in their mission to help children access and maintain education in slum communities across Mumbai. Through community-based education centres, and the provision of dental and healthcare, skills training, business start-ups, sports and self-defence courses, Vision Rescue is giving hope to many and empowering people to build strong, healthy communities.