Sleeping Rough is our way of honouring and assisting the “2 in 5” women and their families in our communities who have been impacted by domestic and family violence (DFV), by sleeping in a car park overnight to experience what it truly means to do it tough.

Life Care is committed to supporting families back towards security, safety and a sustainable and flourishing life by the services and programs we provide. Our solutions are designed to combat the destruction and desperation wreaked by DFV through a holistic suite of services and programs, with relationships and community at the heart of everything we do.

The scourge of domestic violence is potentially one of the biggest issues we face as a nation as we go forward into the 21st century. We need to come together to overcome this problem. We all have a part to play in making things right.

Andrew Scipione AO, Chairman, Georges River Life Care

Highlights from 2023

How does it work ?

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Register (COMING SOON) and set your fundraising target and put an end to family violence


Reach out to your network, spread the word about Sleeping Rough, and let everyone know you need their support.


Join others at the car park on 28 June, and help us put an end to family violence

Georges River Youth is invited to join Sleeping Rough!

Year 6-12 are invited to join the 2024 Sleeping Rough event. It is a fundraising event where participants will need to raise $100 minimum in support of Georges River Life Care and their support for victims of Domestic Violence in our local community. The event gives kids and teens a taste of what it means to  “do it tough for a night”, giving up the comforts of home at Club Rivers carpark. Youth leaders will provide 24 hour supervision over Georges River Youth. 

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Our annual Sleeping Rough fundraising event, proudly hosted by CLUB RIVERS, will take place on Friday 28 June.
Georges River Life Care is actively trying to create awareness and provide solutions in our local area; playing a vital role in providing practical support services that will assist victims and help ease the destruction that Domestic Violence causes to families in our community.
But our efforts alone won’t reach their maximum effectiveness unless we have the backing of the local community.
We need your help!
Sleeping Rough invites the community to experience what it truly means to “sleep rough” by spending the night in a local car park in Riverwood, Southwest Sydney. The event kicks off with a fundraising dinner open to corporate partners and donors, to hear from speakers, participate in live auctions and will include some light entertainment.
Anyone can join us to “Sleep Rough” by conducting their own crowdfunding campaign to raise money that will go towards the services Georges River Life Care provide to support victims of family violence in our local community.

How your support will help…

Amy* was referred to us by a Domestic Violence support service following a traumatic DV event.

She was left stranded with her children with no transport or money. She had many overdue bills and was stressed and trying to manage large debts.

Life Care was able to provide her with financial assistance and connected her in with our friends at Moneycare. Moneycare helped her to eliminate some of her debt and made repayment arrangements with her utilities providers.

We also advocated for her with other groups that were wrongfully requesting money from her, while providing her with emotional support and encouragement. Amy is still struggling but, with our help, has been pointed in a better direction. We continue to work with and support her in whatever way we can.


Georges River Life Centre
23 Stanley St, Peakhurst 2210


p. 02 9153 6300
e. [email protected]

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