The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation is a registered international charity. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to relieve suffering among people who are sick, disabled and destitute throughout the world, without regard to age race or religion.
Within Australia, there are homes in Melbourne (Ivanhoe), Singleton and Mount Gambier.
Outside Australia, Raphael a home in northern India with over 400 residents is financially supported by Australia and New Zealand.
In East Timor, Ryder-Cheshire Australia established a new home in 2000. This home has 60 beds for people who are sick or who have disabilities. In addition the home has outreach programmes combating TB and supporting children with disabilities in their homes and villages.
All work is done by volunteers and administrative costs are minimised so that more than 98% of all money collected reaches those in the homes.