Port Kembla

Our centre at Port Kembla has a rich history of providing heartfelt care and support to people living with disadvantage and below the poverty line.

This is the place people depend on every day for social connection, a nutritious meal and a friendly chat to share life’s struggles with.

There is so much love in the hearts’ of the staff and friendly volunteers here and this can be clearly seen in their interactions with the people that visit this space.

The people who visit us often go days without life’s basics, such as food and a shower. The care our team provides goes beyond these basic needs, offering support with issues such as social and financial exclusion, mental health challenges, drug and alcohol dependence and housing needs. 

We are the heart of the Port Kembla community and the hope for many people who are living on the margins.

What we do

Community Space

The Community Centre plays an integral role in the Port Kembla community as a drop-in centre for people experiencing homelessness or living below the poverty line. 

Our centre provides a safe and welcoming place where people in our community come together to build friendship and social connections, with us and with others in the local community.

Our friendly team of caseworkers, our Chaplain and volunteers support people to address issues such as: personal and mental health, drug and alcohol dependence and housing needs.

Responding with compassion, practical care and support, we assist clients in developing skills to build independence and resilience - everything from a friendly chat to showers, laundry, second-hand clothing, referrals, a hot meal or food hamper are part of the reliable support we provide.

 

Food Support

HopeStreet welcomes many people living with disadvantage through its doors every day, to enjoy nutritious, wholesome sit-down meals.

Most often, our clients are homeless and the meal we provide might be the only meal they eat that day. It’s not just about the meal though; HopeStreet is a safe and welcoming place where positive friendships are built and the sense of community is strong. Food support extends beyond sit down meals at HopeStreet; crisis food packs are also provided often to individuals and families who lack the basic items to make a meal.

Chaplaincy

Our chaplains come alongside of people, offering support and a listening ear as they go through life’s challenges and experiences.

You don’t have to be religious; our chaplains are open-minded and approachable people who love God and love other people.

Our chaplains are a compassionate presence at HopeStreet, and are there to get to know people, their stories, hopes and dreams.

Our approach to Community Service

Offering hope to people living with disadvantage and distress

Visit Us

Contact us

Address
27-29 Wentworth Street
Port Kembla NSW 2505
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Visiting Hours
9:15am - 3.00pm Mon to Fri