Who we are
We are a group of specifically trained Christian volunteers from across all Church denominations who want to make a practical difference in the city of Cairns, by caring for alcohol and drug intoxicated or other vulnerable people and by helping keep the night club precinct safe.
There is a rigorous interview and selection process to ensure that all Street Chaplains have the necessary skills and abilities. All Street Chaplains hold current Senior First Aid and CPR certificates. In addition Street Chaplains receive pre-induction and ongoing training to equip us for the specific work that we are called to do on the streets. Opportunities are also given to attend relevant community workshops as they arise that relate to our service.
Cairns Street Chaplains Limited is an incorporated company limited by guarantee which is wholly owned by the Cairns Christian Ministers Network. We work with the The Salvation Army and receive Queensland Government funding for our Safe Night Precinct Services to the city of Cairns.