We are a fully registered Not-for-Profit organisation with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission with DGR status with the Australian Tax Office
We operate both from Launceston and Burnie allowing us to help more people around Tasmania. We have around 30 volunteers who help with providing services to the people who are homeless or in emergency situations. Feeding the People who are Homeless and in Need in Tasmania
Our service provides the basic essentials such as food, clothing, sleeping gear, toiletries, pharmacy support and at times paying for accomodation for the people who are homeless and in emergency need. As well as a listening ear and helping the best we can with individual circumstances people are faced with.
Strike It Out Inc is committed to bringing about positive change to accomodate one's self worth and provide the basic necessities of life
An unsafe environment with rubbish around including human faces which remain from many other squatters beforehand and a building which could fall around you at anytime. A chronic health risk
A tent in a public space which alerts to others that there is someone here and your safety is at risk with no one else around at night. A cold concrete floor which rises through to your body where you shiver all night. You can not sleep you hear noises of someone lurking around
Open to all weather elements and your safety is at risk you end up with pneumonia in winter or a possible assault. Your sleeping bag, blankets and clothing end up wet and damp during the winter periods
Sleeping in your car you only have so many positions you can attempt to try and be comfortable. Your safety is at risk from passerby's and in winter you run out of petrol from continuing warming your car up to keep warm
A Sleep Pod a place which is your own space, comfortable, warm and safe. It has lights, airflow, mirrors and a pull down lockable blind
We were fortunate enough to have raised enough money to purchase 10 Sleep Pods last year which are currently disassembled and stored in one of the 40ft containers. We were donated two 40ft containers a massive bonus for our project. The next stage is the fit out of the two 40ft containers so we have a mobile setup for 10 individual safe spaces for people to sleep. Once this is set up and complete we will always have available these 10 beds, no tourists will ever take them away. Currently we are still working on finding a place to have these 2 x 40 ft containers once they are complete to have setup somewhere central to the city of Launceston. To achieve this project we require another $40,000 to have these fitted out. Applying for grants is in the pipeline but you are never guaranteed been successful and still require a certain amount of funds available to meet criteria. We are asking for any one who could help with this project even if not financial but any other way if you are a qualified and licensed tradesman who may like to donate some time and expertise, a good rate for materials that we require or any other help would be appreciated. Please contact us to discuss further, thank you.