Piper Alderman Partnership

Today StreetWork staff attended the launch of the Piper Alderman Partnership launch.  The partnership will ensure that 'at risk' young people who require legal advice can access these professional services on a pro-bono basis. 

We heard from Brendan May, Piper Alderman Associate and Partnership Manager, that "Pro bono” comes from the Latin phrase “pro bono publico” which means “for the public good”.  He said that Piper Alderman was committed to given 'at risk' young people access to the necessary legal advice to assist them to turn their lives around.

KFC Youth Foundation Partnership

StreetWork is delighted to have been selected as a beneficiary of the KFC Youth Foundation.  Tim Sheerman, Youth Services Manager, participated in the filming of the StreetWork partner video which will be showcased at the KFC Restaurant General Managers Conference on the Gold Coast in February.

The KFC Youth Foundation's support will be crucial in helping our staff to support more 'at risk' young people to access the KickStart Mentoring Program, employment opportunities and other early intervention and prevention programs.


We would like to acknowledge and thank the LifeSource Christian Church for the donation of Christmas Food Hampers, movie tickets and Coles voucher for each of the 'at risk' young people that are connected with StreetWork. Our youth workers have commenced the distribution of hampers to each young person they work with and for many of them, its the only Christmas gift that they will receive.  #turningyounglivesaround with the LifeSource Christian Church

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CommBank Foundation Centenary Grants

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StreetWork would like to acknowledge the contribution that we've recently received from the CommBank Foundation (formally known as the Staff Community Fund) as part of their centenary of giving celebrations which will be used to support more 'at risk' young people to turn their lives around through our KickStart Mentoring Program.

The CommBank employee giving program commenced in 1917, where through their staff 'care packages' were sent to fighting Australians during the First World War.  When it ended, staff continued their fundraising efforts, buying cots for children in hospital and then in the decades that followed their focus was on young people in needed.

John T Reid Trusts Donation

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StreetWork would like to acknowledge the contribution that we've recently received from the John T Reid Charitable Trusts which will be used to support more 'at risk' young people to turn their lives around through our KickStart Mentoring Program.

The John T Reid Charitable Trusts are a national funding organisation with a wide ranging commitment to philanthropy around Australia. The Trustees are proud of a track record of generous giving for sixty years, being responsive to community need and supportive to key issues.

Glam and Grunge 2017 - Wrap Up and Thank You

The 2017 Glam and Grunge event has come and gone, unprecedented in size and scale, and it has left its mark on many people ... the guests who attended and donated kindly; the volunteers who gave up their time to assist; and our supporters, donors and suppliers who provided StreetWork with items for the live and silent auction.

Together we were able to raise over $100,000 to assist young people in need in the Northern Sydney Region.  Your generosity will enable StreetWork staff and volunteers to continue to support and empower 'at risk' young people to turn their lives around with much of the money raised going towards the employment of another youth worker who will provide mentoring to 'at risk' young people.

Special thanks to our photographer, Sarah Lorien (http://www.sarahlorien.com), for capturing the night through her lens. 


StreetWork’s Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Local Advisory Council held their annual community Push Kart event together with International Men’s Day.  StreetWork’s Local Advisory Council (LAC) Chairperson, Youth Worker and local advocate, Lucy Dahill organized the event with the objective to raise awareness of men’s physical and mental health and the positive effects of teamwork.  The day was filled with laughter, a BBQ and competitive streaks from some participants even though the course was designed for family fun! Participants ranged from 4 to 74 yet the smiles were the same - ear to ear!

The BBQ was a welcome recharge station and all volunteers on the day had valuable conversations with local residents. Thank you to all volunteers on the day - we couldn’t have done it without you. “Our mission is ambitious but simple” says Youth Worker, Lucy Dahill. “By 2020, StreetWork’s Ku-ring-gai LAC wants every vulnerable young person in our community to be supported when struggling with family conflict, drugs and alcohol problems and mental health issues.”

All funds raised on the day went to raising funds to hire another vital Youth Worker for our community’s youth.  You can donate by visiting StreetWork’s website and contributing to hiring a vital Youth Worker. Youth Services personnel offer more comprehensive positive role modelling, mentoring, justice advocacy and practical support to ‘at risk’ young people living in the Hornsby - Ku-ring-gai area.  

This need has been determined through extensive data analysis and in conjunction with StreetWork’s extensive service network which includes NSW Police, Juvenile Justice, Department of Education & Training, Family and Community Services, TAFE NSW, local councils, schools, other youth-support organisations and by engaging with young people who we meet through our Outreach activities.

If you would like to be involved in the 2018 event which will include corporate and community races as well as a community fun course, please get in touch and we will keep you informed as planning progresses.

Children's sports wear range Vortex will help homeless charity

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There’s a great article in today’s Manly Daily of four Year 6 students (Tomas Cheetham, 11, Uriel Klein Camacho, 12, Yannick Leonard and Jules Marie 12) from Killarney Heights Public who have created a range of sports T-shirts to help our 'at risk' young people as part of their ‘Genius Hour’ project.  The industrious students found a local printer in Cromer and printed samples to show their friends. They then contacted StreetWork as they wanted to support a local charity helping young people … so far they have sold nearly $1,000 worth of t-shirts.

To read the article – click here: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/manly-daily/childrens-sports-wear-range-vortex-will-help-homeless-charity/news-story/5cb06cfc9b351a2512569b678cd4c797

To buy a shirt email vortexsportsclothes@gmail.com with all profits being donated to StreetWork - Northern Beaches branch.

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StreetWork would like to acknowledge the contribution that we've recently received from the Northern Beaches Council Stronger Communities Fund - Community Grants which will be used to support more 'at risk' young people to turn their lives around through our PRIDE Empowerment Program.  This program is funded by the NSW Government with the objective of delivering a more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive local community on the Northern Beaches.

PRIDE Empowerment Program pairs young people (YP) with a positive adult role model. The objective is to reduce risky behaviour by promoting protective factors in YP’s lives through social bonding; community involvement; and skills development. The 8-week program is specifically designed to empower ‘at risk’ YP and will be delivered in partnership with StreetWork mentors, professional psychologists (like Headspace) and qualified fitness instructors. Each participant will be engaged in a trusted one-on-one relationship-building environment, with the aim of developing the following empowerment skills Building Rapport; Ownership, Accountability, and Responsibility; Positive Thinking; Positive People; Overcoming Fear; Encouraging Failures; Self-Actualisation; and Reward.





StreetWork would like to acknowledge the contribution that we've recently received from The Danks Trust which will be used to support more 'at risk' young people to turn their lives around through our KickStart Mentoring Program.

The Danks Trust was created by Sir Aaron T Danks in his Will in 1928 and continues to be administered to this day by his family representatives. Over recent years, this Trust has contributed around $1.0 to $1.2 million dollars per annum to those less fortunate in our community.

The Novus Foundation Donation

StreetWork would like to acknowledge the contribution that we've recently received from The Novus Foundation which will be used to support more 'at risk' young people to turn their lives around through our KickStart Mentoring Program in the Hornsby-Ku-ring-gai area.

The Novus Foundation was formed in 2006, a collaboration between the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, The San Foundation and The McCarroll Automotive Group.  Since then the Novus Foundation has raised over $1.25 million for a variety of different organisations, including StreetWork, that are supporting young people.  The Novus Foundation Board is determined to concentrate on matters which impact young people and their ability to perform to their natural level of capability. They're focused on ensuring that the next generation of young people can take their place in society using their technical and leadership skills to the full, not limited by ill health, lack of training or shortage of opportunity.


Last Saturday morning, 24 June, StreetWork staff and volunteers gathered together at the St Andrew's Church - Roseville at the Supporter's Breakfast. The breakfast is an opportunity to connect with our local supporters and hear from our youth workers about the achievements they've had with young people.  We would like to thank St Andrew's Church for hosting our breakfast again this year and for the wonderful cooked bacon and eggs breakfast and amazing cappuccinos. 

#turningyounglivesaround with St Andrew's Church and our supporters.


As a way of saying 'thank you', staff and volunteers ran a BBQ at the St Michael's Football Clubs home games last Saturday afternoon.  Players and spectators enjoys a beautiful winter's day watching the over 45s teams play each other.  They cheered each time a goal was scored and supported StreetWork generously through the purchase of cold drinks and sausage sandwiches.  The day raised an additional $1,200 for 'at risk' young people to help them turn their lives around.

#turningyounglivesaround with the support of the St Michael's Football Club


StreetWork is proud to be participating in The Growth Project - a one-year leadership development program that brings together leaders of emerging charities with business leaders so that they can share and learn from their previous experience, grow individually and have maximum positive social impact.

Central to The Growth Project is the concept of collaboration and engaged giving where all involved share their time, knowledge and resources to help develop the future leaders of Australia’s non-profit sector.

For more information on The Growth Project, visit www.thegrowthproject.com.au


The Killara Golf Club Ladies' Charity Day was held on Tuesday, 20 June and the Charity Committee presented StreetWork with a $20K cheque which will be used to support more 'at risk' young people.  We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Club's fundraising activities and for raising much needed funds to help young people in the region.

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Members of the Hornsby - Ku-ring-gai Local Advisory Council (LAC) are pleased to announce that SOS Removals and Storage have become their very first Bronze Founding Partner.  

SOS Removals & Storage is a family run business owned by Bryan and Jo-Anne Moffat which has been operating since 1968.  They are centrally located in Thornleigh in Sydney are it's accessible from the M2, M1 and the Pacific Highway. 

We welcome Bryan and Jo-Anne to the StreetWork community and appreciate their support which will be used to directly assist 'at risk' young people from the Hornsby - Ku-ring-gai region.

For more information about SOS Rmovals & Storage click here.