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Talking about youth homelessness this National Homelessness Week

  • Helen Fogarty
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No matter who you are or where you come from, everyone needs a safe, decent and affordable home. Homelessness is both preventable and solvable. 

This National Homelessness Week (7 – 13 August), NAPCAN is focusing on the impact of homelessness on children and young people, the importance of prevention, and what we can do today to make a difference.

Head over to the NAPCAN Youth Speak Out’s (NYSO) Instagram page Untaught Education to hear what young people are saying, including conversations with two Sydney-based, grass-root, community-led charities, Acts of Kindness Community Outreach and Early Bird Cafe. 

Both organisations are doing amazing work on the ground providing food, clothing, warm smiles and conversation to Sydney-siders who are doing it tough on the streets or are struggling and need an extra hand.

Taking action…

See the links below to find out how you can help out with donations or volunteering: 

  • Early Bird Cafe provides a breakfast service from Monday – Friday at 6:30 am – 8:00 am and on Saturdays from 7:00 am – 8:00 am at St. Stephen’s Uniting Church, 197 Macquarie St, Sydney
  • Acts of Kindness provides an evening service on Wednesday from 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm opposite Woolloomooloo Police Station and a Thursday service from 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm at Wentworth Park Glebe

Sign the Everybody’s Home Petition here asking the Federal Government to ensure the forthcoming National Housing and Homelessness Plan provides:

  • Adequate incomes
  • A home
  • Freedom from violence and abuse
  • Effective support to gain and retain housing.