The Community Homeless Outreach program consists of 20 passionate and committed volunteers "Newtopian Outreachers" who will work in collaboration with the Centre to tackle one of our community’s biggest challenges: homelessness.
The project involves volunteers taking part in monthly outreach, engaging with people experiencing homelessness around Newtown and offering assistance. This may include how to access temporary crisis accommodation, where to get meals or where to find other local support services.
The Newtopian Outreacher Evaluation Report clearly demonstrates the impact of this project on Newtown Neighbourhood Centre volunteers and staff as well as the homeless community. A big thank you to Connie Henson, CEO of Learning Quest, who undertook this evaluation on a pro bono basis. We are excited about the potential for this model to work in other places where communities are concerned about people sleeping rough and want to take local action.
If you would like to discuss the potential application of this project to your local community or organisation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org