Welcome to StreetWork

'Turning Young Lives Around'

StreetWork is a Sydney based charity helping young people aged between 11 and 18 who are "at risk".  StreetWork aims to help troubled young people affected by crime, violence, destructive family relationships, rejection and isolation, risk of homelessness, learning difficulties, truancy, poor employment opportunities and drug and alcohol dependency. 

We support these young people as they work to turn their lives around with the end result is we get their young lives back on track by changing their life trajectory.

StreetWork services are deigned to tackle the core problems that youth at risk face, through innovative and effective service offerings.  Our organisation is only complete with the during support of our community volunteers,  the efficiency of the StreetWork model is underpinned by the passion and time given by our volunteers.

Locally, StreetWork currently reaches out to over 200 young people per week.  Our early intervention and prevention measures have an estimated benefit to the community of at least $8.05 million per annum (reference: PwC report).  We cannot take this journey alone.  Just like the young people we help, we rely on and are grateful for our current and future mentors, volunteers, staff, community partners, corporate donors and government bodies to enable us to achieve the vision of a world of youth with self-esteem, positive social interactions, and who see the future of possibility.

Our Vision, Mission and Values

StreetWork has over 30 years of service to the community with a proven history of positive and tangible results for youth at risk through early intervention.


To see a world of youth with self-esteem, positive social interaction and who see a future of possibility.


To provide youth at risk between 11 and 18 years of age in the local community, access to one-on-one mentoring to tailor goal setting plans and break the cycle of environments and behaviours to turn their lives around.  We work with government organisations and the community (local organisations and businesses) to make the mission a reality for youth in need



35 years service to the community by StreetWork

In 2015 StreetWork aims to have engagements with over 4000 young people, provide over 6,000 meals, be ready to provide 24 hours a day 7 days a week advocacy services to support the young people and Police, deliver critical transport to safe housing, medical appointments, TAFE Outreach, special need schools and provide high levels of one on one mentoring to hundreds of young people at risk.

We are committed to building on these accomplishments, and would not be able to continue without your support and kindness to our team and our young people. 

"The people at StreetWork weren’t afraid to go to the dark places in order to retrieve the lost."
Comment from one young man who was helped by StreetWork.

Important Information

  • StreetWork: (02) 9419 7559 (Office/Youth Workers)
  • Police Advocacy: 0403 548 872 (after hours)
  • Parent Line NSW: 13 20 55
  • Family Drug support - Helpline: 1300 368 186
  • Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800
  • Salvo Youth Care and OASIS: (02) 9360 3000
  • National sexual assault or domestic and family violence counselling service: 1800 737 732 (www.1800respect.org.au)

Local Police

  • Chatswood: (02) 9414 8499         
  • Manly: (02) 9977 9499  
  • Eastwood: (02) 9858 9299       
  • North Sydney: (02) 9956 3162          
  • Dee Why: (02) 9971 3399