Together we can make a significant difference in the lives of others...
Register your interest for Soul Cafe's 2019 Sleepout:
At Soul Cafe, we aim to simplify the complexity of life for our city's most marginalised and disadvantaged; we call them 'our guests'. We serve hundreds of meals a week and offer as much assistance as we can.
This includes support from our doctors clinic, specialist nurse, recovery programs, haircuts, housing, counselling, legal aid services and so much more.
Together, with approximately 135 volunteers giving 350+ hours a week, we are able to make Soul Cafe happen. With the support of our community, Soul Cafe has become a safe haven of hope and help.
SLEEP OUT FOR SOUL is our annual fundraiser. We are a grass roots, non-government funded, local charity. With the funds raised from our sleepout, we are enabled to offer this vital service to the community!
We invite you to join with us to raise support and participate in next year's sleepout. Register your interest today! Together we can make a significant difference in our community.
In 2017, 167 participants raised an incredible $125,000 for Soul Cafe. It was a great night of community connection and engagement raising awareness of homelessness in Newcastle.
In 2018, 300 participants raised an over $150,000 for Soul Cafe. This has helped us with a number of things, including the addition of an extra recovery room space and the training of 3 more facilitators, expanding these areas of support. The funding also enables the addition of a laundry service, as well as future proofing our 2018 operations!
In 2019, with your help, we believe we can once again raise significant funds that will enable us to continue the work we do with some of our city's most vulnerable people.
Every dollar of the funds raised will hit the coal face of the increasing need in our city. Can you help us make a difference?
Can you help us make a difference?Register your interest in participating in our 2019 Sleepout For Soul!
"My name is Luke Conners, born and raised in Newcastle. I’m a local businessman in the trade. I enjoy travelling and have been lucky enough to have done a great deal in recent years to poor, third world countries. I truly believe we’ve won the lotto being born in Australia.
Theres massive need overseas for so much help but if you take a harder look within our own city, theres also huge need.
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” Mother Teresa.
Soul Cafe, does amazing work giving hope to people of Newcastle that feel like they don’t have any. My purpose behind sleeping on the Street for Week is to raise money and more awareness for a major issue right here an our home town and to get more of an understanding myself of what some people have to go endure."
Many of Soul Cafe’s guests are dealing with issues of homelessness, poverty, drug or alcohol addiction, crime or violence, separation, mental health or illness concerns and accommodation needs.
Soul Cafe is a community response to a community need.
Their Sleepout Week: Monday 11 June - Friday 15 June 2018
Thank you to everyone who supported us and helped raise awareness, we raised an overwhelming $7,740 for Soul Cafe!