Our ISAIAH 61 project and partnerships

Our ISAIAH 61 project reachs out to the poorest and most vulnerable in our community via  food vouchers and care to the flood affected of Ballina weekly.

We partner weekly with ORANGE SKY VAN, Alcoholics Anonymous,  AL-Anon (for families and friends of alcoholics),  ANGLICARE and the Lismore and District Financial Counselling Service.   Each of these partnerships allows us to send tentacles of care and of God’s love out into our community either through direct and specific ministry or by allowing groups to rent our premises. 

The Parish is always seeking opportunities to be active in caring for the wider Ballina community.  If you are would like to help, please contact the Parish Office for information.

Project and Partnership details:

 The Isaiah 61 Project is the banner under which we operate many outreach activities to the poorest and most vulnerable people in our community:

 Monday Afternoon Outreach – 1 – 4 pm each Monday in front of St Mary’s Ballina 

This service includes

– Orange Sky laundry van – free laundry and showers

– free clothes and books from our Op Shop

– free toiletries donated by Quota Alstonville


Orange Sky Laundry Van

Monday 1 – 4

Wednesday 8 – 10

in front of St Mary’s Church. The Orange Sky van is also based on our Ballina property. From there it serves people all around the Northern Rivers, offering not only free laundry and showers, but caring conversation.

 AA, Al Anon and NA meetings

These happen in our Parish Office building on various days of the week


Free Financial & Gambling Counselling

Anglicare – Tuesdays

Lismore and District Financial Counselling – Wednesdays and Thursdays

In the Parish Office building

New Project:

There is a pod ‘village’ being constructed near Ballina TAFE which will accommodate 105 people. We hope to find ways that we (and all the local churches) can support the spiritual and pastoral needs of the residents.