We at Soul Café would just like to say a BIG THANK
Top Cut Meats
Merewether Bowling Club
Newcastle Leagues Club
Christians Against Poverty
How to give into LifeShapers
A Tax Deductible Donation:
Account No. :299497
Or visit our website: www.soulcafe.com.au
and click on Donate to Soul Café
Email: [email protected]
Phone 4926 1758 or Karen on 0428 556 522
We at Soul Café would just like to say
a BIG THANK YOU to all the
restaurants and sponsors involved in
the EAST END CARNIVALE
Not a week goes by without sharing
with someone on the situation of
Newcastle’s most needy. The fact that
there would be about 100 rough
sleepers about 800 couch surfers and
approximately 600 men who live in
shared accommodation. There would
also be about five Women’s refuges
and six youth refuges that are
generally always full. Few would also
realise that Newcastle has the 3rd
largest prisoner release in Australia seeing over 800
prisoners being released every year into Newcastle. I also
just read that Newcastle was recorded as having the largest
domestic violence statistics in Australia. Most people are
surprised and are totally unaware that we have such needs.
Soul Café is just one of many of the organisations that work
on the coalface of this front and are vital to our community.
Not only in meeting the needs but bringing awareness to our
community that together we might meed the need.
So at Soul Café we make it part of our work to include
various groups and individuals in working with us as
volunteers. Young people from schools, companies and
organisations are part of our volunteer crew.
Also having the opportunity to speak at Rotary Clubs,
schools, churches, and business groups creating awareness
and sometimes resulting in support for Soul.
Kevin Wilcock, CEO of Soul Cafe
Here is one of our youngest volunteers, Luke Prosser, aged 11
sharing at Stockton Scouts to share on Newcastle’s
Homelessness and the work of Soul Café.
FUNDRAISER HELD SO FAR THIS YEAR
WOOLLEY HATS DAY
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE CAFÉ
This year we are extremely proud
These kids from Callaghan Campus to announce that we now have a
Podiatrist that comes in once a
raised over $600 for Soul Cafe
month to check our clients feet.
We have Mind Health
Assessments that can
be done every week
THE GREAT TRAIN SLEEPOUT
For Soul Cafe
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
What started out
as a meal with
friends at Life
turned into a fun
for Soul Cafe
Merewether High & HSPA kids serving at Soul Café
Breakfast every Monday before school
We have local muso’s that
come and play in the café
while lunch is being served.
A self help group
That works with
Life House both houses and mentors homeless and
highly disadvantaged men, forging a way for homeless and
broken men to lift their sights and reconnect back into
We also run a course through
Housing NSW called ‘Rent it
Keep it’. This course has
twelve sessions where the
men are taught their rights
and responsibilities. When
the course is completed, they
receive a certificate which assists them greatly in the private
THE SOUL CHEF—JASON
Q. What do you like most about working at Soul
A. Working with Karen and Donna, apart from that
seeing instant good being done as people come
together with the simplicity of a meal, a cup of tea
and a chat.
Q. Favourite childhood memory?
A. Lots of love from my Nana and starting my
apprenticeship and riding/walking each day to work
was a proud moment. Each day is a great memory
Q. Most embarrassing moment?
A. Too many to remember but I can’t tell you as it’s too
Q. Signature dish to eat or cook?
A. I always struggle with this question as I don’t really
have one. I tend to cook instinctively with the
limitation of what is available at the time—like me it’s
simple but delicious. Hand made sweet potato,
pumpkin, pinenut and ricotta ravioli with burnt butter
sage and a sprinkle of parmesan.
Thank you for our new oven from Kiwanis