Keep making a difference for the most vulnerable in Sydney’s inner-city

HammondCare Darlinghurst, a permanent home in Sydney’s inner-city, provides 24-hour specialised aged and health care to residents who have complex health needs and are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Featuring high-quality, relationship-based aged care and access to mental health, drug and alcohol services, your support has helped us provide a fresh start for each resident who now calls HammondCare Darlinghurst home.

“I’m truly grateful to all the HammondCare Foundation supporters who have helped provide this unique environment that every day is changing lives with love.” – Eva, resident at Darlinghurst

HammondCare Foundation still needs your help to assist with funding the evolving and unique needs of each resident.                                                                                    

Your urgent support is vital to help fund the unique needs of each Darlinghurst resident

HammondCare Darlinghurst treats older homeless Australians with the respect they deserve, and by supporting today you can assist with:

  • Improving quality of life: enhancing purpose-built community spaces, increasing person-centred activities, and providing much-needed services and equipment to assist with mobility.  
  • Improving quality of care: assisting with costs for dental and specialist appointments, vitamins and induction pamper packs, hair and grooming services. 
  • Providing dignity at end of life: In-memoriam services and culturally specific funerals for those without financial means



Will contribute towards purchasing vital specialised mobility equipment


Will provide a 1-hour specialist Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy sessions for rehabilitation


Will assist with paying the gap for a specialist appointment or pay for a dental visit


Will assist to provide in-memoriam services and culturally specific funerals for those without financial means

HammondCare Darlinghurst resident Eva stands in a field of lavender

Changing lives with love | Eva's Story

A proud First Nations woman, Eva is from the Stolen Generation. Growing up with a foster family, Eva’s childhood memories reveal the pain, suffering and lifelong heartache from unimaginable cruelty and abuse.

Eva was a young mum, a grandmother at 34, and now she’s lost count of the exact number of great grandkids she calls her own.

Eva was one of the ‘statistics’ – a homeless elderly woman in the inner city. Thankfully, at her last hospital admittance, a social worker advocated for her to move into HammondCare Darlinghurst. She says she’s now being looked after and receives the greatest of care. “Today I feel much more comfortable. I know I can just ask if I want something and the girls get it done. They’re all lovely and very caring.”

Chantel Evans, Residential Manager at Darlinghurst, acknowledges the significant advances that Eva has made since coming to HammondCare. “When Eva joined us, she had experienced behaviours that impacted her care and had been prescribed antipsychotic medications. Today, living in a safe, comfortable and loving environment, Eva has developed trusting relationships and knows we have her interests at heart.

"It has been a privilege to connect with Eva, to understand what is important to her and to help her achieve her goals – most notably her successful withdrawal from antipsychotic medications."

Donate now and help us help people like Eva

Your support ensures that when government funding ceases, HammondCare can continue to meet the medical, spiritual, physical, and mental health needs of HammondCare Darlinghurst residents.

"Our supporters have helped the most vulnerable older men and women leave behind life on the streets. You have given them somewhere safe and warm to live, where they are happy, well-fed and have a comfortable bed – a place to call home. This is a success story. Please continue to support HammondCare Darlinghurst to ensure these success stories continue to be told.” – David Gunter, Care Worker at Darlinghurst

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