the Streetwork Story

StreetWork was established by Peter Hobbs OAM in Chatswood more than 30 years ago on the premise that one supportive mentor is often all that is needed to turn a young life around.

“When I started StreetWork I witnessed a gap in services to youth at risk who in increasing numbers ended up homeless, addicted or in prison...What was needed was support on the ground when young people first showed these signs of disconnection”, said Peter Hobbs OAM.

Since then StreetWork has grown to serve much of Sydney's north through branches on the North Shore and Northern Beaches. There are plans to expand our reach even further in the future. 

Because local connections are important to our success, each branch is supported by a committee with deep links in the local community.