Christians Against Poverty


Debt can happen to anyone, for a variety of reasons. Every year, together with local churches, CAP (Christians Against Poverty) helps hundreds of families get back on their feet and work their way out of debt. Our free, one-of-a-kind debt counselling service works with each unique client to create a budget that puts priority on food and rent, negotiate with creditors and establish a long-term repayment plan—so that people become completely debt free! Contact Kelley Tams at

Kelley Tams
CAP Debt Centre Manager


Equipping and supporting the unemployed back into paid work. CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Job Clubs helps and supports you through an eight-week course, meeting with others and one-on-one coaching sessions. We have a new course commencing Wednesday, 2 August 2017. Register by emailing Richard Newson at

Richard Newson
CAP Facilitator


The CAP Money Course is a revolutionary money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that really works. This course will help anyone to get more in control of their finances, so they can save, give and prevent debt. The CAP Money Course is a course devised by the award winning debt counselling charity, Christians Against Poverty. The next CAP Money course starts 18 October 2017. More information here.

Brigitte Bagg
CAP Money Course Manager


Release Groups is a relatively new ministry by Christians Against Poverty (CAP), designed to help people who are struggling with life-controlling habits. Debilitating, crushing, impossible to overcome – just some of the words associated with habits like smoking, drinking, shopping and even internet addiction. But this is where CAP and the local church come in. Release Groups gives the church a practical way to help people overcome their life-controlling habits – and experience the freedom that the love of God brings! Launching this year, Release Groups will be run in support-group style, at Papsda. It’s a safe place, where people who are being held captive by their habits or addictions can come and share, work through a course workbook, and receive one-on-one coaching and ongoing support. Information on 2018 courses will be coming soon. For more info, e-mail Richard Newson at

Download a Release Group Dependency Questionnaire to see if you might benefit from joining a CAP Release Group.

Richard Newson
CAP Facilitator