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Bringing rough sleepers in from the cold
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Bringing rough sleepers in from the cold

Salvo volunteers at the Winter Night Shelter serve hot food to their guests as part of the program. Restoring dignity to those in Victoria's north Words Jessica Morris Nights can be freezing in Victor...

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It's all in a name
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It's all in a name

Reassurance in a seemingly chaotic world Words Janine Donaldson I recently listened to an interview with a high school teacher who stated that at the very beginning of the school year – in fact...

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Providing a 'home' for homeless Australians
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Providing a 'home' for homeless Australians

Jed Donoghue (left) with Jade Munnings, Salvos Housing Coordinator, at the Australasian Housing Industry awards 2019. This National Homelessness Week (1-7 August 2021), the Salvos are calling for a na...

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Homelessness, heartache and healing
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Homelessness, heartache and healing

Being seen and unseen as life unravels Words Holly Reed Forced to live in her car for over two years, Alison* says the experience of homelessness seriously impacted her physical and mental wellbeing....

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Celebrating the safety of a home
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Celebrating the safety of a home

The Salvos assist people struggling with homelessness to find permanent accommodation. Words Naomi Singlehurst As National Homelessness Week (1-7 August) approaches, Peter* shares his journey from hom...

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From the streets to 'home' again
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From the streets to 'home' again

Chook has been volunteering with the Salvos in Queensland for the last 10 years. As National Homelessness Week (1-7 August) approaches, Chook shares his journey from ‘sleeping rough’ for...

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Salvos continue work to help end modern slavery
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Salvos continue work to help end modern slavery

The Salvation Army played an active role in Australia’s inaugural online modern slavery conference – Partnering to End Modern Slavery – which took place last month. Organised by A...

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The art of friendship
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The art of friendship

Allowing differences to unite, and not divide us. Words Bryce Davies I recently watched a fascinating film on Netflix called My Octopus Teacher. The film’s maker, Craig Foster, had been experie...

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Havens of hope in Western Australia
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Havens of hope in Western Australia

Salvos women's refuges provide safe accommodation and support Words Jessica Morris The Pilbara and Kimberley regions of Western Australia are vast and remote. So, finding secure and stable accommodati...

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