Kingsway – Platform Nine
“Creating HOPE, PURPOSE and VALUE for people that don’t have it”
Everyone deserves a safe place to sleep. Unfortunately, in the Sutherland Shire and surrounding regions, there are over 500 people who experience homelessness every night. This is a reality that we’re not OK with.
Kingsway Community Care is a church-based, not for profit organisation that exists to serve the social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the community. Our desire is to see lives changed, families strengthened and communities transformed by building bridges between Kingsway Community Church and the community.
We currently operate three accommodation services in the Shire for men, women and children who have suffered abuse, domestic violence, or have found themselves homeless due to life’s circumstances. Our goal is to provide a safe place within a caring community where people can find their way to toward a bright and hopeful future.
The impacts of domestic violence, homelessness, addiction and family breakdown are driving many in our community to the margins of society. As our name suggests, we are a platform, a place of transition where people can come to stay, belong and prepare for a new future.
Platform Nine is a community of compassion which exists to provide crisis accommodation for individuals or families who simply have no place to go. Through providing crisis accommodation it is our mission to invite people into a place where they belong and where purpose can again be discovered. Our goal is to provide a platform where people are connected and empowered and where the discovery of a new life is made possible.
- 3 locations in southern Sydney
- 290 people per year
- 10,000 safe nights per year
Platform Nine provides a place to stay for up to 3 months, a community of people to care and support and a pathway to assist in preparing for the future. Platform Nine is more than just a bed, it’s a place to belong.