Our Backyard is a private car park space that offers those sleeping in their cars in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas; a place to sleep and a place to connect. They have; hot showers, dry towels, toilets, kitchen facilities and assistance to connect with other services.
Our Backyard supports men, women, families who are sleeping in their cars at night. All guests need to be travelling in a registered motor vehicle to access the program. Anyone experiencing homelessness and sleeping in a registered motor vehicle is encouraged to contact their intake number at 0402 155586.
Intakes are usually processed in the afternoons between 4pm-6pm. Our Backyard is open 7 days a week closed during the Christmas / New Year period.
The program provides a safe place to park at night and offers support services. Individuals are required to adhere to program rules and are allowed to park 7 nights a week. Entry into the car park is from 4pm each day and individuals need to be off-site by 10am the next day.