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Tree of Hope | Living With HIV

Living With HIV, Painting by Jose Palacios’

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.


Participant story

Latest news


Who can access Tree of Hope?

  • Anyone living with HIV
  • A family member of someone living with HIV
  • A friend or support person of someone living with HIV

What takes place at Tree of Hope?

  • Individual support
  • People connecting socially over a meal
  • Friendships and connections develop
  • Sharing in a caring community
  • People often say "I can be myself"

What does Tree of Hope provide?

  • Pastoral, emotional and spiritual support
  • Hospitality in a confidential environment
  • Inclusiveness, trust and integrity
  • Outreach to participants in need or in care
  • Retreats, workshops and social gatherings
  • Information and referrals to other services.

To access Tree of Hope or to find out more call our CCareline team on 13 18 19 or contact us online.


Katie-Rose's story: How I found Tree of Hope

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.

Tree of Hope support groupMy 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?

Katie-Rose
Support Person of someone living with HIV


HIV/AIDS statistics

In 2019:

  • 38,000,000 people were living with HIV
  • 1,700,000 people were newly infected with HIV
  • 690,000 people died of HIV-related causes
  • 68% of adults living with HIV received lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART).

To access Tree of Hope or to find out more call our CCareline team on 13 18 19 or contact us online.


Latest News

If you are living with HIV, know someone who is or you would like to know more about this community service; you’re invited to attend our upcoming Open Day.


Tree of Hope Open Day

LGBTQI + Memorial Service

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.

Upcoming event

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

Friday 18th June, 11 am 


To access Tree of Hope or to find out more call our CCareline team on 13 18 19 or contact us online.