Aberdeen's primary homeless outreach.

Working Towards a Brighter Future for homeless, vulnerable & poverty stricken. At Street Friends, wellbeing is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. We relaunched as outreach only; registered, licensed & insured.

Emergency meals and desserts, freshly collected

Provisions such as toiletries, food parcel, sanitary products

Tea, Coffee, Hot chocolate 

Piping hot instant foods such as pot noodles and cup a soups.

Clothing, Footwear, Sleeping bags & mats, gloves, hats, scarves

Pet food for dogs, cats and treats

Designed to be a catalyst which helps those most in need, reach their goals and fulfil their potential.  Happy to work in synergy with all other registered local groups, businesses, charities, services and to openly promote their options for our attendees without prejudice.  For it is working together which enables change.


Learn more about the positive impact we have made & join us in bringing about positive change. Empathy, kindness and commitment.


Management committee contacts:

Chairman Justin Ritchie

Treasurer Olga Vaskevich

Comms Secretary Sam Raion

Why choose Street Friends?

  • ACVO constitution registered

  • ACC Licensed

  • Fully Insured

  • Non-Judgemental

  • Kindness

  • Friendly chats

  • Befriending

  • Promoting 'Safe Choices'

  • Direct Referrals to all major services/ organisations

  • All volunteers reference checked with a volunteering pathway, supported at all times

  • Opportunities created allow those less able, or unable to physically attend, to volunteer from home

  • PVG approved team leaders

  • 7 days a week online befriending and referral ability

  • Naloxone Trained volunteers

  • Development opportunities and training 

  • Uniting communities from all backgrounds, diversity & generations

  • Including students, retirees, experienced peer2peer facilitators and professionals


Founded in 2015 by our Chairman Justin Ritchie.  It was with the dedication, and effort put into it, bundled with kindness and good intentions that it continued to grow.

With experience, it was thought prudent to return to offering an outreach only service.  By doing so in the city centre, it allows ease of access for all.


With the base split between 2 separate table areas at 2 St Nicholas Street, M&S & 2 separate trolley teams which traverse throughout the town and city centre.

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Sorting/ Donations drop off location times: 7 day a week 12pm - 6.30pm

Into outside storage boxes, Garden of Ground floor 39 Holland street, Aberdeen, AB25 3UJ - ring buzzer if required or CALL

Bulk/ Ready to go straight out items can be dropped 7days, from 7am - 12pm, with photo & notice given prior, to city centre storage -  just email  - CITY CENTRE STORAGE

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