Need a Coffee
The social purpose of our organisation, ‘Need a Feed?’ and ‘Need a Coffee?’, is to provide a listening ear and support those in the community – ‘our friends’ – who may feel isolated, alone or segregated from the rest of the community. The Need a Coffee? van is located in Globe Lane, Wollongong, Monday – Friday 7.30 am – 11.30 am. We believe we have created an all inclusive environment for our friends and the wider community. The space is a non-judgmental environment where our friends are free to connect, build and maintain their current relationships and create new positive influences in their lives. Our friends feel a part of something bigger than themselves, feel connected and included in society which in turn gives them a purpose in life. We have built trust and a sense of responsibility and ownership for our friends via our Need a Coffee? van.
The coffee van is a regular fixture in Globe Lane where we are able to provide a sense of purpose and responsibility and connect our friends, with other services that can help them in many ways e.g legal advice, health advice, a pick up location for food ‘gifts’ and personal care products in tough times and affordable coffee.
By expanding our community service via the Need a Coffee? van, we aim to provide a work experience environment for those who may not have the same opportunities available to them as others in our community. The work experience will also be offered to those who are rebuilding their lives after ‘crisis’ situations with ‘on the job’ experience. We are all about being open and honest and providing opportunities to those in need including a sense of community and an all inclusive environment to people from all walks of life.