New Horizons Welfare Services

New Horizons Welfare Services Inc. (NHWS) began under the guidance of Rev’d Ray Saggers, with the primary purpose of assisting prison chaplaincy.

In 2005 the incorporated association of NHWS was transferred to the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo. The statement of purposes was then expanded to what it is today.

Statement of Purposes
The purpose of the Association is to support, establish or conduct programs and provide services in accordance with Christian values for the relief of hardship, and for the welfare and advancement of those in need.

Support from larger grant funding organisations has enabled NHWS to contribute to a range of grass roots projects across the diocese including:

  • Bendigo Christmas Lunch – co-ordinated by City of Greater Bendigo
  • Bushfire appeal and relief
  • Carisbrook – Community Recovery Program
  • Eaglehawk Saltworks community assistance program
  • East Loddon Community Chaplaincy
  • Flood recovery appeal and assistance from 2011-2013
  • Healthcare Chaplaincy at Bendigo Health and St John of God hospitals
  • Nyah West Community Assistance
  • ‘Our Place’ Community Assistance Centre in Eaglehawk from 2009-2013
  • ‘Our Shed’ – transferred to Access Australia in 2015
  • School chaplaincy programs in four schools from 2012-2015
  • Sunraysia – ‘Renew’ Community Assistance Centre
  • Walkabout Indigenous Services Project
  • Western Goulburn – Children and Families Project