The Catholic Worker Farm and Mary House provide accommodation, food, English lessons, counselling and other services for 21 destitute (without access to public funds) female asylum seekers (who we call our ‘sisters’) and their children, at no charge. All of the women are street homeless, and are referred to the CW Farm by refugee services/agencies. The CW Farm /Mary House meets the physical needs in relation to shelter, food and clothing, but just as importantly enables the guests to live in a supportive and loving environment.
Documentary about our work
We endeavour to live in community and currently have 8 volunteers living between the 2 houses.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and want to know more about what life is like as a live in volunteer have a look at our live-in volunteer page.
Our present needs
As of July 2016 we would be especially happy to receive donations of…
- Nappies (Size 4 and 5)
- Aluminium foil, wax paper
- Cleaning supplies, bleach, kitchen and bathroom cleaners, windex, floor cleaner, especially washing powder
- Food, especially plain flour, rice, butter, cheese
Are you looking for something meaningful to do in your gap year or pastoral placement? The Catholic Worker Farm is always looking for Christian women to join the internship program with us. Suitable candidates can volunteer all year round, the normal commitment is 6 months to a year, although we do accept applications for those wanting to stay for 3 months. Please see our Live-in volunteering page for more information.