Food & emergency relief support available right now 

HopeStreet is ready and able to support people and families with food and emergency relief support via pick up or delivery to you. Anyone in need or struggling to afford food can visit or call us today. 

  • Low Cost Food Shop open 9.30am - 2pm Monday – Friday, including Secondbite. Foodbank items are available on Wednesday only.
  • Casework support can be reached on 0490 127 786
  • Chaplaincy support can be reached on 0491 157 079
  • All further support can be reached on 4032 4810

Our HopeStreet - Windale centre offers a refuge for people experiencing suffering and disadvantage.

Homelessness, drug addiction and mental illness are some of the issues faced by the people that visit us here; exacerbated by food and housing unaffordability, unemployment and isolation, the situation is desperate for many.

We strive to provide hope for people experiencing great trials, through care and services that address these issues, while also looking to strengthen and support the local community.

As a safe place and a judgement-free zone, our team offers friendship and a real sense of community in place of loneliness and isolation.

What we do

Community Space

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. We'll be reopening our exciting new space in early 2022.

The Community Centre plays an integral role in the Lake Macquarie community as safe and welcoming place for homeless persons and people living on the margins.

The Centre provides a place where some of the most lonely and vulnerable people in our community are supported to address key issues, such as personal health, drug and alcohol dependence, mental health and housing needs. Responding with compassion, practical care and support, the service assists clients in developing skills to build independence and resilience.

No Interest Loans

Giving individuals and families access to safe and affordable loans

Our No Interest Loans are absolutely free of interest, fees, charges or penalties. They’re about giving individuals and families access to safe and affordable loans for everyday items such as white goods, car repairs, school uniforms, computers and medical bills.

People with poor credit history, or a string of bad debt and no spare cash, really struggle to find the funds for these every day or emergency costs, which can lead to substantial hardship. This basic financial support means that individuals and families are able to look towards their future, with a loan that empowers them, rather than adding to the cycle of debt.

Low Cost Groceries

Food affordability is a significant issue experienced by families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet.

Access to low-cost and nutritious groceries means that people can stock their cupboards, and redirect much needed funds to other living costs such as household bills. HopeStreet’s low cost groceries are sourced from our local food partners, and include everything from fresh bread, to cereal, fruit and vegetables and cleaning products. At HopeStreet, we believe that everyone has the right to access food that is affordable and nutritious.

Operating Hours

Monday to Friday
9.30am - 2pm

Food Support

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

Most often, they 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.

The HopeStreet approach to Community Service

Offering hope to people living with disadvantage and distress

Visit Us

Contact us

Shop 1, 124 South Street
Windale NSW 2306
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Community Centre Hours
Mon - Thu 9:30am - 1:30pm

Low Cost Food Shop Hours
Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm