Rosies Oblate Youth Mission

Rosies Oblate Youth Mission is a not-for-profit organisation that provides friendship to society’s most vulnerable. Rosies has had a physical presence on Flinders Street since 1990.


Rosies has a ministry of being “Friends On The Street.” Each Wednesday and Friday night a team of up to twelve 18-30 year old volunteers operate a coffee van offering friendship and hospitality through the simple gesture of a free hot or cold drink. 

Rosies volunteers are not social workers and we are not an accommodation agency. We provide a comfortable and safe environment on Flinders Street, in which to belong, especially for those who appear to be homeless or lonely. Rosies is open to all who seek a friendly community. 

Rosies volunteers develop friendships by having a listening ear. One of the many frustrations for the homeless is not only finding food and shelter, but also finding someone to listen to their story and to be their “Friend On The Street”.

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