Local school students are encouraging their peers to take the issue of youth homelessness into their own hands this Youth Homelessness Matters Day.
A group of Trinity Catholic College students are using the national campaign day on 18 April to mobilise and encourage friends and classmates to undertake their own fundraising events and initiatives to raise funds and awareness for local young people who are homeless. The funds, to be donated to The Connecting Home Youth program, will be used for emergency accommodation costs, living skills programs, and basic needs including food, clothing, medical and personal care items.
To compliment the student’s initiative, The Connecting Home Youth Team from Social Futures will be working with local high schools across the region, holding information sessions on youth homelessness. The sessions will inform young people about the risks and contributing factors of homelessness, better equip young people to support peers who are at risk, and educate students about how to access available services.
Read the Northern Star Article on de-stigmatising youth homelessness.
Do you want to help fundraise money for homeless youth in your area?
Here are some great ideas how on the Youth Homelessness Project poster!
For more information about the Connecting Home Youth Homelessness Project, contact: Katie Juster [email protected] 0417 167 631
You can also donate to Connecting Home on our support page
YOUTH HOMELESSNESS MATTERS DAY 2018 (#YHMD2018)
#YHMD2018 will be held on Wednesday, 18 April 2018.
More than 28, 000 young Australians do not have a home. In most instances, they do not have a home because they are escaping conflict and violence. They find it almost impossible to find a home because of the housing affordability crisis in Australia.
The vast majority of young people experiencing homelessness are hidden from view in refuges, couch surfing situations and sleeping in cars with their family, but their experience is very real.
YOU CAN TAKE ACTION ONLINE for YHMD 2018
Petition for a national plan to end youth homelessness https://tinyurl.com/yhmdpetition