Family Care Sisters

The Family Care Sisters facility at Croydon, offers holistic care to all women (aged 20-70 years) who are in need of a peaceful environment, ‘time out’, support or nurturing. Our residential program operates each week, Monday-Friday. A daily group session is held on topics such as ‘relaxation’, ‘well-being’, ‘self-awareness’, ‘boundaries’, etc.

Suggested cost I $30.00 per day.

For further information or to book in: contact us on, phone 9723 6797, or via email,

Information for persons referring clients

The Family Care Sisters’ facility, “Kewn Kreestha” (meaning the “Quiet of Christ”) offers care to women who are in need of a peaceful environment, ‘time out’, support or nurturing. We are able to admit women between the ages of 20 – 70 years. No children are admitted at Kewn Kreestha.

We offer a holistic program with a daily group session; attendance at these is required. The sessions include relaxation, setting short/long term goals, boundaries, individual giftedness, self-awareness and personal insight. On the last day, we bring all of these together so that the person is able to see the journey they have travelled through the week. Staff are available for one-on-one chats and we encourage guests to take advantage of this opportunity.

Whilst at “Kewn Kreestha” guests have their own bedroom, all linen is provided. The shower/toilet facilities are shared, as are the dining and lounge areas. All meals are provided, however, Kewn Kreestha may not be able to cater for specialized dietary needs (the person needs to check on enquiry). Our costs are $150, however we would not refuse admission to anyone who was unable to pay the whole amount on admission. Payment can be made over a few months. Also, if the Agency is paying, we are happy to provide a Tax Invoice.

We do have an exclusion policy – we regret we are unable to admit women with serious social or psychiatric problems, those using non-prescribed drugs (cocaine, marijuana, etc.), those abusing alcohol, those who are homeless or those who are in crisis at the present time.

For those who are currently attending detox programs, hospitalized for psychiatric care or those who have recently attempted suicide, we have a 4 week wait period from discharge (from the program/hospital) and admission to Kewn Kreestha. Should the client lapse during this 4 week period, then the wait period is extended. We do not provide any nursing care.

This service is not intended for long term accommodation. All admissions are on Monday morning and discharge on Friday after lunch (i.e. 1:00pm). Occasionally, we will require potential guests to attend an interview to ascertain the appropriateness of our facility to their needs.

We help to nurture the spirit of each woman who comes into our care so that they return home more confident and with plans to cope with the stresses of life and family.

For further information or if you require more brochures, please do not hesitate to contact us on 9723 6797 or via email at

Sr Jill Harding