Encourage self-reliance via development programs
Caritas Australia supports communities through long-term development programs in Africa, Asia, East Timor, Latin America, the Pacific and in Indigenous Australia. Our focus is on providing integrated development though water and sanitation, housing, education, literacy, womens empowerment, income generation and sustainable agriculture.
Caritas Australia is part of one of the world’s largest and most effective emergency response networks –Caritas Internationalis (www.caritas.org). Whenever or wherever disaster occurs, Caritas can respond almost immediately. Caritas works through local partners to provide emergency relief including food, clothing, housing and medical attention to those who need it most.
Change attitudes in Australia
Caritas Australia aims to promote a just and compassionate society at home and abroad. We work in schools, universities, parishes and community groups around Australia to raise awareness of the reality and causes of poverty, hunger, oppression and injustice and the interdependence of poverty and affluence.