A safe and welcoming team to support you during tough times

HopeStreet Lismore offers support to people and families that are experiencing difficulties and need help. We cover the communities in and around Lismore.

Our team helps to build up every person from where they are, offering hope, care and practical support that takes into account all of the needs that are relevant to a person’s circumstances.

We’re about going beyond the basic needs and together, working with people to see their whole situation, addressing physical, spiritual and emotional needs.

What we do

Work & Development Orders (WDOs)

Work and Development Orders (WDOs) help people who can’t pay their fines. If you are eligible for a WDO, we can help you to clear your fines with unpaid work or activities such as volunteering, counselling, courses, treatment programs and more.

HopeStreet Pop-Up Centre

Our HopeStreet Pop Up Van is in Lismore each week and is stocked with essential groceries, toiletries and the occasional treat from Foodbank, all at reduced prices and delivered with friendly support from our team. 

Our team are also be available to support you with No Interest Loans, casework, referrals a friendly chat with our Chaplain.

Thursdays at

  • 10am – 1130am The Salvation Army Church, 30 Cambridge Drive, Goonellabah
  • 12pm – 130pm Dibbs Street, opposite BaptistCare Garimaleh Place
  • 2pm – 330pm The park outside The Lakes Caravan Park

StreetCare Van

Our StreetCare Van parks up at Clifford Park, Goonellabah every Thursday evening, providing a free BBQ, refreshments, activities for the kids and an opportunity for the community to connect with each other. We support the Northern United RLFC and are onsite as friendly faces for players and their families during and after training.

No Interest Loans

Giving individuals and families access to safe and affordable loans

Our No Interest Loans are absolutely free of interest, fees, charges or penalties. They’re about giving individuals and families access to safe and affordable loans for everyday items such as white goods, car repairs, school uniforms, computers and medical bills.

People with poor credit history, or a string of bad debt and no spare cash, really struggle to find the funds for these every day or emergency costs, which can lead to substantial hardship. This basic financial support means that individuals and families are able to look towards their future, with a loan that empowers them, rather than adding to the cycle of debt.

Casework & Referrals

Our team provides practical support and referrals for additional services as needed, including to government or service agencies. Casework provides an outcomes-based support service, where a caseworker and a client work together to address a specific need or goal.

Providing access to safe and affordable finance

Our No Interest Loans prevent financial exclusion and cycles of poverty

Contact Us

Our team are mobile-based, and can be contacted as follows:

No Interest Loans
Keira Ellingwood

Chaplaincy & StreetCare Van
Sharon Cooper
0490 120 234

Our HopeStreet Pop-Up Centre operates on Thursday. Please see above for locations and times.

1300 275 227