With sponsorship from some of the incredible brands we with with we can get these entire Winter Warmer packs out to those sleeping rough for about $25 each. That is the same cost as a ticket in our incredible raffle for a luxury get away. Please consider buying a Winter Warmer pack by purchasing a ticket today https://www.raffletix.com.au/?ref=9rk6w&sref=baxx52yw Each pack contains brand new items including ShoesSleeping bagsSocksUnderwearTracksuit pantsJumperHoodieScarfBeanieGloves All new and all given to someone sleeping rough in the streets. Our incredible sponsorsStarTrackCostcoStarcorpSilent arrowSleeping Bags For Homelessness Support us to give hundreds of $$ worth of brand new products to […]

This man was so unwell from hypothermia we had to call him an ambulance. We hate having to share these photos but this is the reality of the work we do. This is the life of the people we help. Discarded, broken and forgotten. People freezing and cast aside. People calling the streets home where the pavement is their bed. This man had to choose whether to put his jumper on to try and and stay warm or use it as a pillow so his face wasn’t pressed against the cold concrete all night. No one should ever have to […]

We’re down at Renegate Footy today cooking up a storm to raise money for more of our Winter Warmer packs for people sleeping rough in our streets. These packs cost us $25 each and the easiest way to help us get them out there is to buy a ticket in our raffle for an gorgeous all inclusive luxury holiday for two to Orpheus Island. One ticket sale equals one Winter Warmer bag for people sleeping rough. Each bag contains brand new tracksuit pants, jumper, a hoodie, beanie, scarf, gloves, underwear, shoes and a life saving sleeping bag. All brand new […]

Our CEO, Donna spoke with Karishma Luthria about period poverty and how the lack of government support is creating further barriers to accessing adequate sanitary items. We also hear from Erin, one of the many women forced to endure the humiliation of managing her period while sleeping rough. Click this link to hear the entire story https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/audio/2021/apr/21/what-would-it-take-to-end-period-poverty-in-australia

We are thrilled to announce that Melbourne City council tonight voted unanimously in favour of trialing free pads and tampons in council buildings. Our CEO, Donna addressed council tonight to speak of the importance of the availability of adequate menstrual hygiene care for all people in need. Thank you so much to Councillor Jamal Hakim for presenting this issue to council. What a fantastic step toward eradicating period poverty.

What an incredible weekend our charity had! A huge thank you to our wonderful volunteers who worked at our op shop The Kala Space over the weekend and a big shout out to everyone who helped at our Charity BBQ on Saturday as well. We also spent the day shopping for 40 urgent school bags for kids experiencing homelessness and disadvantage and had yet another team of incredible volunteers come in to help us assemble them. Oh and it was awesome to have Sammy J stop by our BBQ for a snag and a chat! We can’t do this without […]

Bob is a 36 year old man who is looking for work in the Melbourne Metro area. Bob has his forklift drivers licence and crane license. Although Bob is currently experiencing homelessness he has a van that he sleeps in and can drive. Bob was working part time until covid hit and is really keen to get back to work. We’ve known Bob for around 4 years now and he really is a genuine hard working friendly guy. If you’re able to offer Bob a genuine job we’d love to hear from you! Please email us at Info@nhcollective.org.au

It was hard to keep a tally but we have a good guesstimate that we have handed out well over 2000 toys for kids in need this Christmas 🎄 Given we were aiming for the sky with our request for 250 gifts this is absolutely phenomenal. We just can’t thank you all enough. So many families are doing it tough this Christmas with many losing jobs and income security because of Covid. We’re thrilled to be able to help them out and bring some Christmas joy for them this year. We were able to fill the Christmas wish list for […]

Melbourne we cannot thank you enough. We put a call out for Christmas presents for kids who will otherwise receive nothing for Christmas due to many factors such as homelessness, poverty and the devastating effects of Covid, and in just a matter of days we raised enough money to buy gifts for 100 of our target of 250 children. These toys and gifts will all be going to Stevenson House to support families in Caroline Springs, Melton and Taylor’s Lakes area. We will be dropping them off to Catrice and her incredible team first thing tomorrow morning. We still have […]

A couple of days ago we received an urgent email from an organisation who was looking after a middle aged woman who was sleeping rough. Hannah needed a place fast and she needed literally everything to go with it because she didn’t have a thing to her name. As soon as her house was sorted we went and seen our friends at Furniture & Mattress Depot where Vance sorted us out with some incredible bargains for an entire house of furniture for Hannah including 2 x 2 seater couches, a queen sized bed, tall boy, dining suite and TV stand […]

The Dan Andrews government this morning announced $5.2b in funding to build 12,000 new social housing units which will create around 18,000 new jobs. Whist this is absolutely fantastic news and something we have been lobbying for since we started this charity almost 6 years ago, we have still forgotten one fundamental flaw in the system. These jobs that will be created will mostly not be suitable for those living within the turmoil and chaos that homelessness and domestic violence brings. We believe in the housing first model but until we give a person back their sense of purpose we […]

Always was, always will be. NAIDOC Week 2020 In 2019, 3.57% of Indigenous peoples were experiencing homelessness compared to 1.2% on non Indigenous Australians. This means that 1 in 28 of all Aboriginal peoples have nowhere safe and suitable to live on our own land. If it always was and always will be Aboriginal land, why are so many Aboriginal people still displaced and still not being given the opportunity to live their days in peace in a place of their own? When I started @Sisters in Safe Housing to support women experiencing homelessness to access safe, suitable and timely […]