Your donation transforms Australian lives

The money raised by the Vinnies CEO Sleepout goes towards providing crucial support and services to Australians in need. With your help, we can help break the cycle of homelessness for good.

Who we help

Homelessness can affect anyone at any time. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has found that over 116,000 Australians are experiencing homelessness. Of these, 60% are under 35, 44% are women and 13% are under 12 years old.

Where your donations go

Your donations help Vinnies provide food, accommodation and essential services to people at risk and experiencing homelessness.

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout's impact in 2020 - $5.7m:

Where we helped in 2020 with a total of $545,768 in Canberra:

  • Funds will help make a real impact to the lives of people experiencing homelessness and living below the poverty line here in Canberra.

  • Money raised from the CEO Sleepout will help us to continue supporting local programs which don’t receive any government funding like Night Patrol, St Nick’s Young Carers and Clemente, a free education program run in partnership with Australian Catholic University.

  • Funds also go to supporting people in the Canberra/Goulburn region who can’t afford the basics by providing food, petrol, utilities support and other material aid.

     

Where we helped in 2020 with a total of $2,135,346 in Sydney:

These funds will be allocated as follows.

Matthew Talbot Health Clinic

  • Medical supplies - $20,000

  • Support the wages of one Support Manager and four Registered Nurses wages - $130,000

Community Engagement Team (Metro) 

  • Support programs that build connection and develop skills (ie cooking, gardening, art classes, wellbeing programs) - $55,000

  • Support 9 staff wages including 1 Team Leader,  1 Centre Coordinator, 6 Activities coordinators, and 1 Client engagement officer - $345,000

Matthew Talbot Hostel - Wolloomooloo

  • Support food costs to provide 500 hot meals each day - $80,000

  • Contribute to the wages of one Kitchen Supervisor, two Cooks and other Kitchen Staff - $120,000

  • Support wages of 2 onsite client support workers who engage and refer to appropriate supports for residents and non-residents - $140,000

Matthew Talbot Hostel - Newcastle

  • Support wages of 2 onsite client support workers who engage and refer to appropriate supports for residents and non-residents - $150,000

Freeman House Armidale

  • Support food costs to provide meals each day to Residents - $115,000

  • Client activities - $5,000
  • Support the wages of two Cooks and two Support Workers - $180,000

Vincentian House

  • Support client support costs of accommodation, transport, medical & food - $4,000

  • Client Activities - $6,346
  • Support wages of 2 onsite client support workers who engage and refer to appropriate supports for residents and non-residents - $140,000

Our Lady of the Way

  • Support to cover client support costs of client activities, whitegoods, and food - $5,000

  • Support wages for 1 Case Worker and 2 Support Workers - $100,000

Harmony House

  • Support client support costs - $20,000

  • Support wages of 2 onsite client support workers who engage and refer to appropriate supports for residents and non-residents - $140,000

John Purcell House Nowra

  • Support client support costs of temporary accommodation, furniture, whitegoods and so on - $30,000

  • Support costs of rostering support workers for 24/7 service and case management services - $100,000

Fred's Place

  • Support wages of 2 onsite Client Support and Outreach workers - $110,000

Vinnies Night Patrol

  • Support food costs to provide nourishing food and hot drinks to clients - $40,000

  • Support wages for 2 part-time Van Assistants - 50,000

Vinnies Van Wollongong

  • Support food costs to provide nourishing food and hot drinks to clients - $5,000

  • Support wages for 1 part-time Van Assistant - $25,000

Vinnies Van Parramatta

  • Support food costs to provide nourishing food and hot drinks to clients - $5,000

  • Support wages for 1 part-time Van Assistant - $15,000

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 Let us do without hesitation
whatever good lies at our hands 


– Frederic Ozanam (Founder of the St Vincent de Paul Society)