C.ex Community Crew
Every night more than 116,000 people in Australia don’t have a safe place to sleep or call home. The number of homeless Australians is a rising issue, with the rate of homelessness increasing by 2.7% each year.
The C.ex Community Crew Sleep Out is an annual community event, raising awareness and funds for local charities working to improve these statistics, and reduce the number of homeless people and people at risk of homelessness living on the Coffs Coast.
On Wednesday, 23 June 2021, the seventh annual C.ex Community Crew Sleep Out was held at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium. With the help of local businesses and individuals leaving the comfort of their warm beds and braving low temperatures to sleep out on a cold winter’s night raised a staggering $62,000 for our local organisations working to combat homelessness.
All funds raised through the event are evenly distributed by the C.ex Community Crew to our local welfare Charity Partners:
– Bridging the Gap Community Services Inc
– Warrina Domestic and Family Violence Services
The C.ex Community Crew Sleep Out has raised $386,820.88 to date for social welfare charities working to improve the homelessness situation on the Coffs Coast.
On behalf of C.ex Group and C.ex Community Crew, thank you to all our participants for braving the cold and helping to make a difference in our local community.
We look forward to holding the event again in 2022 and hope you’ll join us!
Our Charity Partners
The Men’s Resource Centre has helped more than 8000 men and their families since it opened its doors in 2005.
Their services focus on creating a safe and nurturing environment for men and their families by offering advocacy, counselling and programs. Providing a first point of contact for men and their families in the Coffs Harbour Mid North Coast Region who find themselves in a position of need, the Men’s Resource Centre offer men and their families access to a variety of services, courses and personnel. The men who go to the Men’s Resource Centre for help are from all walks of life and all trades and professions. They are facing many kinds of crises. From a court case or finding themselves the subject of n apprehended violence order, to men who are homeless, have lost a partner or their job, or are suffering from depression and/or anxiety.
Warrina offers a diverse range of confidential and culturally appropriate services for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.
Warrina’s refuge provides safe and secure short-term crisis accommodation for single women and women with children. Warrina also offers support to apply for crisis, medium or long-term accommodation through Housing NSW, community housing providers and private rentals. Case management is available to women and children staying at the refuge or as outreach support. Staff support clients to identify and prioritise goals and develop a plan for achieving those goals. Staff can provide information, advocacy and referrals for safety planning, financial assistance, legal issues, health, counselling, employment, education and social and cultural connections.