Together we can make a significant difference in the lives of others...
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 each week and offer as much assistance as we can to the vulnerable folk in our community.
The meals we provide are an avenue to connect cafe guests with other support services including drug,alcohol and substance abuse group-based programs, accommodation links, Centrelink referral, mental health counselling, refuge referral, haircuts, legal services and access to free doctors, podiatry, chiropractic and audiology clinics ... and much more!
Together, with approximately 140 volunteers giving in excess of 360 hours each 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.
SLEEPOUT 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 this 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?