We are delighted to announce that St John’s has entered into a partnership with HammondCare, who will construct and operate a facility to provide aged care for homeless people on the site next the church.
The City of Sydney have contributed a grant of $1.5 million towards this project (subject to Council approval of the Development Application).
And check out the St John’s website for more information
Imagine that tonight, you had no bed to sleep in. So you had to find a doorway, or a park, to spend the night.
Or imagine you have a bed, but it’s in a hostel or a boarding house. You can’t be sure if you will be there tomorrow, and you live without certainty about your future or your safety.
You don’t have a place to be safe, to be secure, to meet with friends. You don’t even have a place to do the simplest things in life- watch tv, read the paper, drink coffee or play chess.
Welcome to Rough Edges! Rough Edges is a lounge room for street people, a safe place for people on the streets. It’s an open door for absolutely anyone to come in and experience hospitality.
And you can be part of the Rough Edges community. If you’ve ever walked past a homeless person on the streets of Sydney and thought ‘I’d really like to be part of the solution, but I don’t know how’, then Rough Edges may be the place where you can make a real contribution.
You can help make the lives of people who are doing it tough just a little bit better.
Watch a video from the ABC 7.30 Report on rough sleepers in Sydney this winter