The Open Hands Trust exists to make a powerful and lasting difference in the lives of those it serves, where every life is valued and compassion is given to and through people.
The Trust seeks life-changing outcomes and actively works to see:
- The sick, poor and those in financial need helped
- Good health across the community
- The provision counselling and support
- Education in the community
- Children below school age engaged and educated through group play and nursery activities
- The building of relationships with parents and others to offer training in the provision of child care and parenting skills
- The enablement of the disabled and the disadvantaged to improve their lifestyles by providing effective training in relevant skills enhancing the prospects for employment and higher education
- Young people supported during pregnancy, and all ages supported during addiction, distress, deprivation, destitution and helplessness
The Open Hands Trust works with disadvantaged people and families, who come from varied backgrounds including alcohol and drug addictions, domestic violence, homeless men and women, asylum seekers, refugees and prostitutes. The project works out of its Highfields ‘Compassion Centre’ and from that site provides clothes, toys, furniture and a food distribution service.