ESTIA Foundation is an initiative of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

ESTIA provides 24 hour respite care for young adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. The respite houses at Gladesville and Roselands have been designed and furnished so that they are a home away from home. The service is available to people of all nationalities and denominations who reside in Sydney, pending an interview and assessment process. Each house has the capacity to cater for five clients and a sixth bed is available for crisis situations. Full-time cooks prepares delicious and nutritious meals for our clients. ESTIA”S respite houses service 100 families per year.

ESTIA operates a weekend daycare program providing outings and activities that include music, dancing, art and craft, attending sporting activities, and shopping. This particular service offered by Estia is funded purely by donations and fundraising.

ESTIA has recently achieved another major milestone, with the commencement of a third service, which provides Permanent Accommodation for certain individuals. This service has arisen out of the need for ageing and concerned parents/carers to feel confident that their charges will be well cared for on a permanent basis.

ESTIA is basically funded by the State Government of NSW. In its four years of operation, ESTIA has been recognised and acknowledged by Government departments, peer organisations and families in the community for its high standard of care and facilities. To enable Estia to continue the high standard of service achieved, we rely heavily on fundraising and donations.


20 Wharf Road,
Gladesville, NSW 2111

Tel: (02) 9879 8000
Fax: (02) 9817 8139


St. John’s Community Care is a community-based organisation that was established in 1997, and is playing a major role in community care in Far North Queensland. St. John’s Community Care provides high quality client orientated, community focused Aged Care and Disability Support services striving to achieve the best possible outcomes not only for our clients but also providing support and respite for their carers.

1. St. John’s Disability Services
Cnr Kamerunga & fairweather Rd’s Redlynch, QLD 4870
P.O.BOX 44R, Redlynch,Qld 4870
Telephone: (07) 4039 9700, Fax: (07) 4039 9777

2. St. Anna Respite Centre
31A Crombie Ave, Bundall, Gold Coast, Qld 4217
P.O.BOX 5174,Gold Coast Mail Centre, Qld 9726
Phone: (07) 55740777 Fax: (07) 55742287
The Centre is open Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm