Features on Street Friends

Always looking for donations, we are volunteer and donation led.

Thanks Bradley McAllister and family for your kind donation

'We are always in need of clothing donations especially at this time of year.'  

OCT 17, 2020

A huge thanks to the McAllister family for dropping off the incredible clothing donation from all the family.  It is donations which like this, ensure we are able to keep offering everything we are donated, direct to those most in need on the streets.  Nothing is wasted, every item goes straight to the homeless, vulnerable and poverty stricken.

Bradley is part of West End FC, who helped us with our official relaunch in Sept.  Thank you from all the team!

Local retail, cafes, bakers, restaurants for emergency meals for those in need

Sept 25, 2020

For hygiene we serve cooked and chilled, then edible; chilled (like sausage rolls etc) or sandwich's; puddings chilled, we urgently need extra supplies for our sessions.  Could you help by donating unsold food to those most in need.  Anything donated must by law be either sealed and fresh, from a reputable registered café/ business.  They would need to be sealed to maintain freshness.
We look forward to hearing from you

Sunday 20th September 2020 Relaunch event 16:45

21 Aug 2020

West End FC are a grassroots football club based in Aberdeen, for boys and girls, they have very kindly offered to support us and help with volunteering. In addition we will be talking to the team members and explaining about how people can become homeless, root causes and more. It is the perfect time to also announce our relaunch and how things have changed since 2015 when Justin Ritchie, our Founder/Chairman first started Street Friends.
We feel it is humbling to have interest from the next generation - as well as being so important.
Although avoiding large crowds we do invite all our volunteers to attend if possible, for the press photos and videos for local media who have confirmed their attendance.

Press & Journal Relaunch Article 21st September 2020

21st Sept 2020

Official relaunch with West End Football Club in Press and Journal.  Fantastic article from Kaitlin P&J, describing the event and our reasons behind doing it.  Official registration, licensed, insured and now a full emergency provision outreach, befriending with progression enabled by 'safe choices', when ready, with direct referrals to Aberdeen Cyrenians and other local services.

Always looking for donations, we are volunteer and donation led.

21st Sept 2020

Northsound 1 attended our relaunch event, with special guests u19s West End FC, Head Coach Scott MacDougall and Andrea 'Angel' Muirhead.

They filmed a short clip with other items played during the Mon 21st Morning show.  The lads were all incredible, many thanks to everyone who helped with this including Lewis from Northsound 1.

Monday to Sunday volunteering, many ways to donate.  Allowing us to continue to help those most in need. We do twice weekly outreach/ befriending sessions, with 'safe choices' enabling progression when/if they are ready, to specialist local services.

Also 7 days a week online befriending and direct referrals.

Now the primary homeless, vulnerable, poverty outreach licensed, registered & fully insured.  With a volunteering pathway and much more.

Evolution of Street Friends, now outreach & befriending/ direct service referrals

Aug 21, 2020

We are now offering 5 teams troughout city centre every Weds 18:30-20:30 and Sun 17:00-19:00.
The aim is to reach more people and as well as our emergency provisions which include meal/dessert. food parcel. clothing, toiletries, pet food and more - we also now have befriending with direct links for instant referrals to specialist services in the area.
Additionally we have launched Mon to Sun city wide online befriending and direct referrals

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We will soon be training all our trainee volunteers and volunteer team in life saving Naloxone Training. Along with CPR, thanks to Alcohol & Drugs Action S.I team and their peer2peer trainers Linda and Sam.

Drop off donations location:

Ground floor 39 Holland street

Aberdeen, AB25 3UJ

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