Missionbeat has been serving Sydney’s homeless for 35 years.
The service works in close collaboration with other services and government and non-government agencies to help break the cycle of homelessness.
Missionbeat patrols inner Sydney streets seeking out those in distress and offering them support.
The iconic vans transport homeless men, women, children, families and intoxicated or drug affected men and women to services to meet their immediate needs, including safe accommodation, medical care, food and clothing or, as a last resort, provide a blanket or a street swag.
The Missionbeat vans use the Mission Australia radio network to connect people with services – whether it’s calling a nurse to treat and dress an infected wound, transport them to a shelter or contacting emergency services for crisis support.
Missionbeat responds to public calls for help as well as calls from police, ambulance, community services and government departments.