For over 30 years Coast Shelter has helped the most vulnerable people facing homelessness and domestic and family violence across the Central Coast. Everyone deserves a safe place to call home so help us increase awareness and raise funds by taking part in the Coast Shelter Sleepout.
For many of us, we will never truly understand or experience what being homeless is like – this one night in the cold, will help open our eyes. So, step out of your comfort zone, grab a sleeping bag, a swag or a blanket and enjoy a night of networking and fun and help us raise some much needed funds.
The aim of the sleep out is To increase awareness throughout the community of the issues surrounding homelessness and domestic & family violence on the NSW Central Coast.
You can support the Gosford RSL team who are sleeping out this year.
Where will the money go?
Coast Shelter provides a range of services and personal supports for people experiencing homelessness or domestic and family violence. Coast Shelter delivers a response to strengthen after-hours domestic violence support, including increased crisis and temporary accommodation, and Coast Shelter provides tailored local service options such as safety planning, case management, and assessment. Specialist Homelessness Services – In the past 12 months, Coast Shelter have safely housed over 1500 people in one of our 9 refuges across the NSW Central Coast.
How does it work?
Participants will arrive at Industree Group Stadium with their sleeping bag and after finding a spot to set up their bed for the night, they will find some delicious food and warm coffee, meet and chat to other Sleepers, and listen to some amazing stories from members in our community. As the sun disappears and nighttime sets in, the “sleepers” rug up, share stories, and experience a truly unforgettable night.