In light of social distancing, this year Collective Heart and Soul Cafe have joined forces to run Sleepout for Soul at Home.
The annual Sleepout brings the community together to raise funds to continue supporting homeless and vulnerable people in Newcastle.
With the increased demand for services during the pandemic, Collective Heart is proud to support Soul Cafe by organising the Sleepout for Soul at Home. All the funds raised for the event will go to Soul Cafe.
WHERE? Your house (backyard, courtyard, lounge room, balcony etc)
WHAT? Spend the night connecting with other Soul Sleepers and joining the activities that will run on the Sleepout for Soul at Home Facebook event page.
In NSW homelessness has increased by 37% since 2011.
In 2019 Soul Cafe provided 42,357 meals and food care packages to vulnerable people in Newcastle (up 34% since 2017).
Our Guests accessed services at Soul Cafe (including doctors, hairdressers, legal aid and many more) 2,496 times in 2019 (up 22% since 2017).
Soul Cafe was born and bred in Newcastle. We are non-government funded and rely solely on the support of our incredible volunteers and local donations to keep our doors open.