Take Kare Safe Spaces
Sydney CBD and Darling Harbour
The ‘Take Kare Safe Spaces’ and our roving Ambassadors are a Stay Kind initiative as part of our Stay Kind on the Streets philosophy.
Operating every Friday and Saturday night, from 10.00pm till 4.00am at Sydney Town Hall (St Andrews Square) and Darling Harbour (Pyrmont Bridge)
As a Take Kare Ambassador you have the opportunity to make an invaluable contribution in keeping young people safe and improving Sydney’s nightlife and amenity so that we can all have a good night. With over 72,000 interventions (Period: December 2014 to February 2020) and over 50,000 hours of volunteering. These ‘sliding door moments’ demonstrate kindness from our volunteers in one of it’s purest forms and can be the difference between a young persons’ life continuing on as normal, or disintegrating into something terrible.
We provide support to young people who are out and about in the city as well as anyone who may be in need of some help. Whether it’s helping someone get to public transport or reconnecting them with their friends, or handing out bottles of water the Take Kare Ambassadors will be helping young people get home safely.
Take Kare Safe Space provides somewhere for young people to rest their feet, get rehydrated, charge their phones, get first aid, find transport home or wait for friends.
Take Kare Safe Spaces operate in partnership with the local community working together with a combined aim “to get all our kids home safely”.
We work closely in conjunction with the NSW Police, St Vincent’s Hospital, Dpt of Transport, Dpt of Health, Dpt of Justice, local community groups, venue and business owners, support from the liquor accords, Australian Hotel Association (NSW), pubs and clubs and other service providers.
The Foundation’s Take Kare Safe Space program has been replicated by the City of Westminster, London – their first program opened in the Soho precinct, in October 2018.