The mission of Ryder-Cheshire Australia is
. . . to relieve suffering without discrimination.
Ryder-Cheshire Australia (RCA) supports homes in India, Australia and Timor-Leste. Separately incorporated Foundations in NSW, South Australia and Victoria operate autonomously and there are three regional Support Groups. Overall policy is co-ordinated by the RCA Board which meets several times a year. It also convenes a Biennial Conference for all supporters. RCA, its Foundations and Support Groups are run entirely by volunteers at all levels, ensuring 100% of all donations reach the intended recipients and programs. It is an organisation that is making a real difference to the lives of people who are sick, have a disability, or are destitute; with a proven record of achieving its goals for over fifty years.