Take Kare Safe Spaces
Sydney CBD, Kings Cross & Darling Harbour
The ‘Take Kare Safe Space’s’ 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), Kings Cross (Bayswater Road) and Darling Harbour (Pyrmont Bridge)
Take Kare Ambassadors, many of whom are volunteers, improve safety to improve the amenity Sydney’s nightlife to make it safe for everyone to enjoy. With over 67,000 interventions (Period: December 2014 to March 2019) and over 50,000 hours of volunteering. These ‘sliding door moments’ demonstrate kindness 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.
Teams of 3 or 4 Take Kare Ambasssadors, roam the streets looking for vulnerable people who may need support. Our teams diffuse violent situations, reduce sexual assault, self-harm and theft as well as providing way-finding services to tourists and locals alike.
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, Ausralian 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.