Mary Mac’s Place


Mary Mac’s supplies a three course sit down meal served to our companions by our wonderful volunteers. But it’s more than just a place to get a meal. Mary Mac’s offers a place to shower and to wash clothes. We offer friendly, non-judgmental support and companionship to help alleviate the isolation that can occur.

Outreach services like Legal Aid, Homeless Connector, emergency relief, and partners in recovery and health assistance are also offered. Tables of rescue food are available as a take home daily for those in need, in addition to food hampers.

Mary Mac’s provides social, community and friendship opportunities for men, women, families, young people, the elderly, and the socially and economically disadvantaged.

It is an initiative of St John the Baptist Church, Woy Woy, and is managed and operated by CatholicCare.

Mary Mac’s Place is not funded.

We rely on donations or grants to provide this service to our community.

Sadly we have seen an increase in need in this community and others. Currently up to 100 meals per day are supplied, 5 days a week.


There is an increasing number of women and children using the service that are escaping domestic violence and sleeping in their cars because it’s not safe at home.

We also have families where the main income earner has fallen ill and needs surgery or treatment and paying for this means they cannot afford their rent and food.

We see pensioners that lose a partner and now cannot afford rent, food or bills on a single pension, people pushed out of the rental market due to rising costs of rent and many more.

Everyone is welcome.

It’s really important that we assist our communities when they need us most ...

Social isolation due to mental ill health or circumstances beyond their control is a community responsibility. Let’s welcome these people into our communities and give them a hand up to move forward.

Let us remember, for many we are only a pay cheque away from being in their shoes. One day we too could need assistance from a place like Mary Mac’s.

Mary Mac’s is not funded. We rely on donations or grants to provide this service to our community.

We are incredibly thankful for the donations we receive. Without your generosity CatholicCare would need to turn many people away. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all our donors.

To donate please click here and choose the MARY MACS PLACE DONATION option from the dropdown list. We are a registered charity with an authority to fundraise. Donations of $2 or more are income tax deductible.

This service is located at the Ethel Cox Centre
100 Blackwall Road
P: (02) 4341 0584


* Mary Mac’s logo credit: Sr Dorothy Woodward

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