Our Purpose & Hope

BaptistCare HopeStreet is a trusted place in some of the most vulnerable communities offering hope to people living with disadvantage and distress.

At HopeStreet, we offer unique services that meet the local needs of disadvantaged communities and people living on the margins, by reaching out to those who feel they are on the outside.

Our clients are seeking to overcome great personal trials such as relationship breakdown, domestic violence, homelessness, and mental health or addiction issues.

We also connect with people who are caught in a cycle of poverty and debt, and often have diminished choices and opportunity to break out of this.

We understand what our clients are experiencing as ‘the working poor’ or families living with disadvantage and unemployment, and we offer support that has an immediate impact on wellbeing, including no and low interest loans, a hot meal and low cost food, as well as the friendly faces of our Chaplains and volunteers who make HopeStreet ‘home’.

We’re all about providing an environment, where the message of hope is loud, powerful, and real. We seek to empower our clients through both the practical support we provide, as well as through the friendships they build with us and others in their local community.

At HopeStreet, our Community Centres are hubs where people gather, community is strong, and lives are transformed.

Our dream is for every individual to have somewhere safe and secure to sleep, to live without hunger, to have access to fair finance, to be free from violence and abuse, and to have the choice to access education and employment. We believe everyone deserves hope for a better future.

We can’t do this alone though. We’re so grateful for the valued support of people, churches and businesses who share a passion for meeting the needs of people where they are at, and providing them with a hand up, and we encourage you to join us in providing hope and services to people who need them most.

Our RESPECT Values

We believe that each person is unique, loved by God, and worthy of respect, dignity and inclusion. By respecting this individuality, we create strong and caring communities that value personal wellbeing and each other. When this respect is shared, it has the potential to transform lives. We value this respect in our clients, colleagues and our wider network and this is what we practice every day. 

Responsive

We respond positively and thoughtfully to each other's individual needs.

Empowering

We value the freedom that comes from an improved quality of life.

Supporting

We believe safety and security is our responsibility - and a shared priority.

Personal Solutions

We understand that no one-size-fits-all and we embrace this individuality.

Enriching

We ensure everyone's personal and shared environments are comfortable, nurturing and positive places to be.

Communicating

We create open communication channels to build strong and mutually respectful relationships.

Togetherness

Through team work we actively support each other's shared goals and respect each other's individual journey.