Homelessness

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Homelessness

We believe that no one should be without a safe, affordable and secure home. If you’re at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness, we can help.

I have nowhere safe to live

Yes, i'd like some help

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Bringing rough sleepers in from the cold
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3 August 2021

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 Victoria’s rural north, but a warm-hearted initiative by nine churches in the city of Shepparton is bringing vulnerable people in from the cold, literally. The Salvos are a vital cog in the operation...

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Providing a 'home' for homeless Australians
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3 August 2021

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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2 August 2021

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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26 July 2021

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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22 July 2021

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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Harry paints a new picture for his life
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2 July 2021

Words Jessica Morris When you meet 19-year-old Harry Taylor, you are struck by the untapped potential that lies just below the surface. An artist, mentor and up-and-coming tradie, the Banjima and Yind...

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One man, his daughters and his dog
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15 June 2021

Housing program reunites a family Words Don McCrae I met Chris around 12 years ago when he was in his 30s. I was working at a centre for homeless men in Hobart, running a program for men coming out of...

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Margaret finds her family and a place to call home
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20 May 2021

Before Margaret* became homeless, she lived a happy life with her daughter, who meant the world to her. Tragically, Margaret’s relationship with her partner turned violent and her life took a t...

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Moving home
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17 May 2021

Left: A few of the Homelessness Services team, which played a key role in the project. Case Manager Luke Ollington is second from left.Right: The former Miner's Rest Caravan Park. Unique caravan park ...

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