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"Thanks for Being Here"
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"Thanks for Being Here"

24 April 2020

Mitch Evans Without wanting to sound cliché we are in unpresented times. The freedom around things we were once able to do without even really thinking about it are no longer possible due to gove...

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Working Together
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Working Together

9 April 2020

Hannah Weickhardt In recent times one of the Streetlevel values that is being modelled both here and the world at large is helping each other where we can. The things being done at Streetlevel to...

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Respect
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Respect

6 March 2020

Jack Clifton Over the last few months at Streetlevel, I have seen our values demonstrated in a few different ways throughout the centres at Surry Hills and Waterloo. One value that I often seen lived...

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Streetlevel – A place of connection   

Mitchell Evans

Many people in our nation are lonely and isolated. Even with the various forms of social media and wide variety of communication methods available today, too many people are suffering from social isolation and loneliness. Social isolation and loneliness has the potential to impact anyone and this is no different in our community.

 

Whilst this issue of social isolation and loneliness isn’t restricted to a certain demographic or age group, circumstances like mental illness, addiction (and recovery from addiction) and homelessness are just a few factors that can increase the likelihood of someone suffering with social isolation. 

 

For many people Sydney Streetlevel Mission is a place of safety and refuge. Streetlevel is a place of refuge from the elements and gives many a place to “be”. We are also a place of acceptance no matter who walks through our doors – EVERYONE is welcome. Whether you are visiting us at our site in Waterloo or Surry Hills, the same heartbeat of acceptance and being welcome is available to every person that walks through our doors.

 

Our local response to this large issue of social isolation and loneliness is simple but continues to be so effective. We create safe opportunities for people to connect with others from their community. From our knitting group at Streetlevel Waterloo to coffee connect at Surry Hills, to art group, the ever growing cross word crew, Friday night church, walking group or our Community Connect lunch on Thursdays just to name a few, each of these ‘activities’ provides opportunity for connection – real connection where you are known and know others.

 

At Streetlevel we believe that we are all unique and designed to do life in community together. No one is meant to do life alone. We don’t see our uniqueness as something to separate and divide us but rather it creates an amazing strength and vibrancy that comes from being in real community.

 

As long as Streetlevel exists we will have an open door policy where everyone is welcome. Streetlevel will continue to build healthy community by creating space for people to get to know others and be known because we are better together.

 

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"Thanks for Being Here"

24 April 2020

Mitch Evans Without wanting to sound cliché we are in unpresented times. The freedom around things we were once able to do without even really thinking about it are no longer possible due to gove...

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Working Together
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Working Together

9 April 2020

Hannah Weickhardt In recent times one of the Streetlevel values that is being modelled both here and the world at large is helping each other where we can. The things being done at Streetlevel to...

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Respect
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Respect

6 March 2020

Jack Clifton Over the last few months at Streetlevel, I have seen our values demonstrated in a few different ways throughout the centres at Surry Hills and Waterloo. One value that I often seen lived...

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Sharing
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Sharing

21 February 2020

Hannah Weickhardt Here at Streetlevel there is plenty of sharing – and at times this is not the kind one would expect! Expected or unexpected, two things that are regularly shared are s...

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Difference
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Difference

20 February 2020

Rebecca Cox I have been thinking lately about the human need for connection. A need so strong that most of what we do in our spare time, as well as at work, is about finding “our” peo...

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Values Easily Translated
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Values Easily Translated

7 February 2020

Melissa Winnell It is not uncommon if you drop into Streetlevel Waterloo on a Tuesday morning to hear the hum of conversation, laughter and even sometimes singing coming from upstairs. About three yea...

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Love Where You Live
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Love Where You Live

4 February 2020

Mitchell Evans There is incredible beauty around us every day if we just take a moment to look up and acknowledge it. I witnessed one of the many beautiful stories last week involving one of our incre...

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Streetlevel 'Kindness Diaries'
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Streetlevel 'Kindness Diaries'

29 January 2020

Kerrie Allott When speaking to people about my role at Streetlevel I often get asked about the hardships: the difficult tasks, the “difficult people”. It’s true that we face many...

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Welcoming In
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Welcoming In

17 January 2020

Jack Clifton It has been wonderful to see the Streetlevel values being shown by community over the last few weeks on a variety of occasions. Community members have been really helpful within the centr...

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