OUR IMPACT

Proven by 600+ Homeless Agencies

Backpack Beds save lives

Our Homeless Welfare Agency Partner network stretches across the world. Our operation is based in Australia but the success of the Backpack Bed program has also reached New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Germany, Spain, Canada and USA.

Australia

Over 550 Homeless Agency Partners – Australia Wide

The Backpack Bed is used as emergency relief bedding for homeless without shelter. Sadly, the demand outweighs fundraising - we supply only around 10% of the 49,200 who will sleep on Australian streets this year (ABS 2016).

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“Backpack Beds fit the missing gap to save homeless.”
Troy Bailey, Rosies (former GM)

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Food / Meals
Mental Health Outreach
Primary Health Drop in centers
Emergency Relief
Drug & alcohol Info & referral
Counseling

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How Backpack Beds Help – feedback from the homeless recipients.

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Matt

“This is the third time I have been on the streets and previously I didn’t even have a blanket… You make a big difference in the lives of people like me.” 

Dale

“I was depressed but now I have a bed. Very much appreciated.”

Peter

“I have a bed I can carry rather than looking like a crazy person with a blanket.”

Natasha

“I’ll have a good sleep. everyone deserves a comfy sleep.”

Trudy

“Wow. Ohh my God thankyou. You don’t realize what this means to me.” 

Damien

“Things like this make life easier”

Paul

“Beats sleeping outside (with) just what you’re wearing”

Linda

“Better than a tent and easier to carry around”

Julia

“No more wet nights out for me!”

Homeless Welfare Agency Partners – need as many as they can get.

“Handing our kids one of these Backpack Beds rather than turn them away empty handed (from shelters) will help us to connect with them and increase the likelihood of them returning back to us where we will be able to offer help”. Major Paul Moulds, Salvation Army

“We believe every rough sleeper in Melbourne and Australia should have access to this form of humane crisis bedding … and made available at crisis accommodation services across the country” St. Vincent de Paul AgedCare & Community Services

New Zealand

New Zealand

The Backpack Bed is used as emergency relief bedding for homeless without shelter in the Auckland city center. Backpack Bed funding was provided by locals and Auckland City Council.

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How Backpack Beds Help – feedback from the homeless recipients.

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UK

United Kingdom

Cornwall

The Backpack Bed is used as emergency relief bedding for homeless without shelter in the Cornwall area. Backpack Bed funding was provided by locals. The Cornwall Welfare Agency Partner wanted to be sure the Backpack Bed was suitable for local street sleeping homeless. This is the review by a local homeless man Jay. As a result, local fundraisers joined together to fund Backpack Beds. Survey results are being compiled.

Set up

The Backpack Bed has a surprising amount of internal space … Jay is 6ft 4” (193cm) and weighs 18.5 Stone (117kg). He says the Backpack Bed has superb space, could easily accommodate his belongings and would be fine if you had a dog too.

Ready for sleep

Setting up took less than a minute – Jay had never set the Backpack Bed up before. Note: built-in ropes – without using these, the Backpack Bed still works as a warm and enclosed space. Remember Jay’s height and weight, he looks far from cramped! The Backpack Bed takes up little space and the person inside is well protected from the elements.!

Jay in the early morning

“Clearly sleeping on the hard ground is never ideal but this was so much better than a doorway! At least I was warm and dry and so were my few possessions. It rained in the early hours, but I remained totally dry and the wind did not penetrate either. Bonus!”

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Germany

Germany

Dusseldorf

In Germany, the Backpack Bed is a tool for charities to connect to homeless people that are sleeping on the streets and are difficult to reach.

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USA

Backpack Beds arrive to the USA – NOW shipping from New Jersey.

Distributions have occurred in Chicago, Baltimore, Austin, Nashville, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Illinois, Baltimore, Maryland, Oregon, Oklahoma, Ohio, Minnesota, New Mexico, California and Las Vegas. Homeless, advocacy groups and expert Homeless agencies agree and support the Backpack Bed.

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Welfare Agency Partner locations

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Mental Health Outreach
Primary Health Drop in centers
Emergency Relief
Drug & alcohol Info & referral
Counseling

Who has received Backpack Beds

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How Backpack Beds Help – feedback from the homeless recipients.

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