Painting by Jose Palacios’
Through our Tree of Hope program, we offer spiritual, practical and emotional support to people living with HIV.
The Tree of Hope program is built on the foundations of inclusiveness, trust and respect. Alternating between our Lewisham office and the Erskineville Parish, Tree of Hope is a welcoming space for people of any faith, or no faith.
Tree of Hope is available to anyone living with HIV, their family members, support network or friends. To access the program or to find out more call our CCareline team on 13 18 19 or contact us online.
Many years ago I was fortunate enough to spot a small notice in our local Northern beaches Parish bulletin that mentioned a Support Group for family members or others who found themselves close to a loved one with HIV.
My beloved son was in that situation and as I knew no other parents with an adult child in a similar position I summoned the courage to attend a small gathering with the Tree of Hope program.
How blessed was I to gradually get to know and love many folk of all ages and life situations associated with this group. Since then, through regular social reflective and spiritual get togethers, we have become strong and caring for each other.
We have open arms and warm hearts, if you find yourself in this situation, why don't you come and join us?
Support Person of someone living with HIV
This was a special collaboration between Grief Care and Tree of Hope to remember all those who have died, in particular those in the LGBTQI community.
Attendees included Bishop Terry Brady, and some CatholicCare staff, as well as some members of the Tree of Hope community.
Sr Margaret Mines, Memorial Service
Founder of Tree of Hope and pioneer for supporting people living with HIV.
You are invited to join (via live stream), Sr Margaret Mines funeral Service