Street Law Centre – Front/Home Page

The Street Law Centre is committed to supporting the homeless and those at risk of homelessness across WA during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health and safety of our clients, staff and volunteers is paramount. As a result, we have suspended all in-person outreach legal services. We are currently in discussions with our outreach service partners concerning video link access to our service.

Clients are able to continue to access our service by telephoning us on
1800 752 992 during office hours.

As at 4.30pm 27 March 2020 we will be working remotely which may have a temporary impact on the capacity of our service at this challenging time.

We are currently developing innovative new systems to continue delivering high-quality legal services over the coming period. We thank you for patience and understanding as these new systems are put in place.

Street Law is a free outreach legal service for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Western Australia.

OUR UPDATES

This week is National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of volunteers all around Australia. This year’s theme is “Changing Communities, Changing Lives”.

Street Law, as a community legal centre, is indebted to the staggering amount of time put in by its volunteers, and wishes to thank all past and present volunteers and secondees for continuing to make Street Law accessible to people experiencing homelessness all around Perth. Without you, we would not be able to operate at the capacity that we currently do. You truly are changing communities and changing lives.

Street Law also wishes to acknowledge, and gives thanks to volunteers in similar positions at other community legal centres around WA and Australia, and all volunteers around the country.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Thank you Alice!

Alice, who had been managing our social media accounts, and keeping everyone informed about important contemporary issues concerning our clients, is moving on from Street Law to focus on her studies.

Alice was incredibly passionate about bringing these issues to light, and took pride in making people aware of the otherwise unknown situations facing many of our client group. She also took pride in being able to write about positive stories regarding clients Street Law has helped in the past. She was always open to any new ideas and was an incredibly friendly and bubbly face in the office.

About her time with Street Law, Alice had the following to say:

"Being able to volunteer at Street Law has given me the opportunity to learn so many new things. After spending 8 months working on social media, I have left with a newfound understanding of homelessness and how it impacts so many people in WA. I loved being able to write about success stories with Street Law clients. I am so grateful for having been given the opportunity to be a part of such a great organisation. Thank you!"

We will miss Alice and wish her all the best for the future!!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Thank you and goodbye, Ebeneezer!

This week, we say farewell to Ebezeener, who was our first ever Dentons secondee.

Ebeneezer joined us in early December, and generously agreed to stay on until now to help Street Law through our adjustment to working remotely. Immediately, his extensive legal experience became apparent through the wealth of knowledge he brought to Street Law, and he would often work far beyond what was expected of him. He was always a friendly face around the office, and always keen to impart his knowledge and experience to others. Ebeneezer said the following of his time with Street Law:

“Volunteering at Street Law has been a life and career-changing experience. I have been humbled by the needs of young people at risk of and experiencing homelessness, and encouraged by the amazing work that Street Law do to assist these people. The legal profession is uniquely placed to help some of the most marginalised individuals in our society, and I would love to encourage more people to take the plunge and volunteer.”

We would also like to thank Dentons for providing secondees, and allowing Ebeneezer to stay much beyond his initial 10-week program. We look forward to working with Dentons into the future.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook