Sisters of the Good Samaritan Foundation

Since 1857, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan have brought refuge, education and hope to the most vulnerable women and children. Inspired by their stories and continuing mission, we build partnerships that deliver practical help and nurture community. 


Good Samaritans today come in many forms. It all started with a story first told over 2,000 years ago…  

Vision & Impact
Vision & Impact

Every program we support gives practical meaning to the term ‘being neighbour.’ This could mean providing a regular meal, a warm place to sleep or a chance for education.  

Say Hello
Say Hello

Meet some of the people assisted through Good Samaritan programs! 

Areas of Ministry

Support our appeal for Philippines’ kids!

Christmas – a time of hope!

This Christmas, Good Samaritan Sisters in Bacolod city, the Philippines will be doing their best to deliver some joy to the children living on the streets and in squatter settlements who have been so hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic yet, despite it all, keep smiling.

We would love to have your help to bring them the joy of a Christmas meal and gifts for the children – all delivered by Sisters of the Good Samaritan and their helpers.  

All it takes is a small donation of $30 for a Christmas meal pack and gifts to be provided for an entire family – imagine the delight this will bring on Christmas Day!

Our Program Impact

In 2021 our programs will reach over one thousand women, children and families through thirteen programs spanning four countries.  This includes –

  • 600 families provided with a regular meal or food pack from the Good Samaritan Outreach Centre, Bacolod, the Philippines.
  • Over 120 students receiving scholarships in Railaco, Timor Leste.
  • More than 1,000 bed nights at Good Samaritan Inn, Melbourne for women fleeing family violence
  • Over 50 refugee and asylum seekers provided with support for their essential medical needs.

We are grateful to you, our donors and supporters who make our work possible.

100% of your donation will go to those in need.

Good Samaritan News

  • Being faithful to the Gospel comes at a cost but regaining the respect of others in the public sphere should never be the end game, writes Sister Patty Fawkner SGS.
  • The Parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke’s Gospel specifically opens our eyes to the experience of humanity from the perspective of compassion, calling us to action, writes Heather MacKenzie.
  • Christmas greetings from the Good Sams ministries!
    We are sincerely grateful for your generous gifts and prayers, which make it possible to continue the life-giving work of supporting ministries in Australia, the Philippines, Kiribati and Timor-Leste. We hope you enjoy this snapshot of how Christmas will be celebrated in some of the ministries supported by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan Foundation.
  • Bacolod Christmas 2021
    Good Samaritan Sisters in the Philippines (with the help of local women they serve) have made a short video to give you a glimpse of what the children are hoping for this Christmas! View here – we hope you enjoy it!