At LDS we talk about community and how we can assist our clients to find connections in community and sometimes the community finds us.

Our first house – Shimron in Unley is closely connected to St John’s Lutheran in Unley. Many of our clients worship at this church and have become an essential part of the congregation and the community.

The Church has become a safe place for our clients to feel a part of the community, to worship and to express their faith.

We were delighted when the congregation approached LDS again this year to help clean up the garden after the successful working bee of 2021. Providing this outreach to our clients and making the house a home with a beautiful garden is a blessing and outpouring of love and faith from St. Johns.

Clients were encouraged to participate and engage with the volunteers and many had a great time working, chatting and socialising throughout the morning.

After a lot of work, the clients cooked a BBQ and shared a social (COVID-safe!) meal afterwards to continue the relationship building.

On behalf of everyone at LDS we thank we St. John’s congregation for supporting LDS and helping to make our clients a part of your community. God bless you all.