Carrical is a ministry of the Hawthorn West Baptist Church through a not-for-profit arm, Servants Community Housing. There are two other homes in Kew, Hamer Court on High Street and Mother Romana in A’Beckett Street with approximately 90 long-term residents across these facilities.
The model of housing is founded on the belief that each individual is valued. For more than 30 years vulnerable individuals have been provided a safe, secure and affordable place to live. Some stay for many years while others are there for only a short time. During their time residents are offered an opportunity to experience a strong connectedness and sense of community and given an opportunity to live in relative comfort.
On the fourth Saturday of each month a group from Kew Baptist takes food, cooks a meal and spends time talking with the residents. Conversations range from the mundane to deep and significant issues depending on the desire of the residents at the time. All too often the residents have been afforded little dignity or respect prior to being housed by Servants and they appreciate being accepted for who they are.
If you would like to be part of this important and rewarding ministry, please contact the Church Office.
03 9819 6073