We have a role at Cup From Above called “Cafe Chaplain”. These Chaplains are very similar to a school chaplain whereby they exist to be a friendly caring person to talk with people who are facing hardship. They are not counsellors. They are here to listen to a person’s situation, offer encouragement and/or prayer and refer them to a local professional or organisation to assist with their specific need. The mission is to “love & connect our community” and that’s what these guys do.
We have effectively become a drop in centre in Aspley and receive 2 to 11 drop in visits per day. On a daily basis we assist people who are struggling with addiction, homelessness, poverty, mental illness, depression/anxiety, unemployment, domestic violence and other issues.
We are reliant on donations to pay for the Cafe Chaplain’s time. $30 pays for approximately 1 hour of their time averaging over a week. You can purchase a “time token” for $30 each. We would ideally appreciate people to commit to investing in an hour or more per month so we can guarantee our Chaplains will be there for people in crisis exactly when they need them.
Any tokens purchased are 100% tax deductible.
You can donate via direct debit (just mention ‘chaplain’ in the transaction description) the bank details are on this page here.