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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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Finding faith, family and friends
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Finding faith, family and friends

Rob discovers help and hope when he thought none existed Words Rob Bennett I was born in Prahan, Victoria, in 1970. My dad passed away when I was two. Hecommitted suicide, which, of course, had an imp...

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What can I do for you?
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What can I do for you?

Giving vulnerable people the opportunity to be heard Words Star Conliff Have you ever walked past a person begging for money on the footpath and wondered how they got into that situation? Maybe, like...

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It's a bird's life
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It's a bird's life

Photo Matthew Willimott on Unsplash  Lessons from our feathered friends in working through our weariness Words Belinda Davis I seem to have a growing fascination with birds. Over the past few yea...

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Art reflects Tanita's love of Country
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Art reflects Tanita's love of Country

Tanita (pictured above) combines her love of art and the meaning it brings with her role in mentoring young people through the Salvos. NAIDOC Week (4-11 July) highlights Indigenous identity and cultur...

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