On any given night in Australia, 116,000 people are homeless.
8,200 are rough sleepers; sleeping out on the street.
Children (under 12 years) are sleeping rough too; 1,120 of them every night.
We are seeing more women 60+ and domestic violence victims on the streets.
|58% Male||42% Female|
WHAT IS SLEEPBUS?
sleepbus® converts buses into safe, temporary overnight accommodation to get people off the street by offering an immediate, first stop, cost-effective solution for our society's most vulnerable people; catching them early until they can get back on their feet.
WHAT'S IN A SLEEPBUS?
Each sleepbus provides 22 secure, climate controlled, individual sleep pods with a lockable door, under bus storage, pet pods for companion animals onboard, overnight security person and monitored CCTV surveillance. One sleepbus can provide up to 8,030 safe sleeps per year.
Tested under tough condition... teenagers!
Tilly loves the pet pods
22 single sleep pods
A lockable door for safe sleeps
Low operating costs; able to provide our most vulnerable people with asafe place to sleep at just $27.50 per sleep, which is more than 5x cheaper than what is currently available.
It’s not ok to let someone sleep on the street and that’s why we’re doing something about it.
Every time I'm invited to an event to share the sleepbus story, people always ask; why?
At the beginning, after I saw the tiredest man I had ever see, my children told me I should do some thing about people sleeping on the street; so I thought I would. I created sleepbus to end the need for people to sleep rough in Australia. A safe place for people doing it tough to take a breath and provide an opportunity to workout their pathway out of homelessness.
If you’re thinking about what you might do to help those on the street, may I ask that you take a look at not just what we’re doing, but how we’re doing it; we’re having a crack and with your help we can end the need for people to sleep rough in Australia. Get onboard.
Simon Rowe | sleepbus Founder
MEET OUR AWESOME PARTNERS
Sponsor the running costs of a sleepbus.
Donate a percentage of all sales to support sleepbus.
Charlie and the team fully donate our sleepbusHUB space.
Pro Bono Professional Service
Pro bono legal firm
Pro bono accounting firm.
Pro bono bookeeping firm.
Donate to keep our support vehichle running
Donate advice & labour to build our laundry.
Donated and installed depot partition wall and fly screends.
Donated and installed all electrical system for the depot bus.
Supplying mattresses for every sleepbus we build.
Provided 3 pallets of bedding for the first sleepbus.
Supply all our bedding protection for a healthy sleep.
Donated the original sleepbus and our depot bus.
Donated our commercial laundry equipment.
They power this awesome website.