A Passionist Heart Foundation (APHF) (ABN 37611368060) is a Company Limited by Guarantee set up by the Catholic religious order the Trustees of the Passionist Fathers (the Passionist Fathers) (ABN 22087133195). Both the Passionist Fathers and APHF are registered charities through the ACNC.
A Passionist Heart Foundation is a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) and has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status for a selection of its activities and projects.
The Passionist Fathers have a long history in Australia where the Congregation began in 1886. The Australian Province has communities in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart along with responsibility for missions in Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and New Zealand.
In Australia, the Passionist Fathers are engaged, down to earth, and practical in their ministry of helping the most vulnerable in society. They work in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and tertiary institutions. They work with youth and young adults in the community in counselling, especially with those grappling with depression and suicide. Their congregation works extensively in parishes providing support for many thousands of couples and families enabling them to deal with the many and varied stresses faced today. Their work has especially been for migrants and refugees settling into Australia.
In Papua New Guinea and Vietnam they work with physically disabled, mentally handicapped, malnourished and abandoned children and adults. They work in shelters for orphans who live with HIV Aids and orphans whose parents have died of Aids.
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A Passionist Heart Foundation Limited has been created to continue and expand on this long-standing work to ensure that the legacy of the Passionist Fathers can continue in perpetuity.
The Foundation invites support from the thousands of Australians who have built a close relationship with the Passionists through their involvement at parishes, schools, hospitals and general community engagement. In addition, the Foundation welcomes new relationships with anyone who supports its objects of providing relief from poverty, sickness, misfortune, disability and helplessness experienced by individuals and families.
There is strong support for the benevolent activities undertaken by the Passionist Fathers and a desire to see the Passionist spirit to continue through APHF as a charity with the objects of providing relief from poverty, sickness, misfortune, disability and helplessness for individuals and families.
The delivery of this benevolent relief will be accomplished through a combination of direct delivery of services through activities managed by the Trustees of the Passionist Fathers in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam and partnerships with organisations engaged in such activities where the Passionist Fathers do not have appropriate human resources to manage such activities.