Junction Support Services is proud to join Hume Region Homelessness Network and other agencies across the region to support Homelessness Week, 7-13 August.
Homelessness Week is an annual campaign led by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness and the issues they face. It is held in August because it is the coldest time of year.
It’s estimated that there are more than 105,000 people in Australia who are homeless and more than a quarter of them are under the age of 18 (source: Homelessness Australia).
Of people experiencing homelessness, it’s estimated that only 6 per cent sleep rough, making it largely a hidden problem. Read Dave’s story of homelessness and how we supported him to get back on track.
Locally, Homelessness Week is supported and promoted by the Hume Region Homelessness Network, Junction Support Services, Beyond Housing (formerly known as Rural Housing) and Wodonga Council.
As part of Homelessness Week there will be a pop up display at a shop front at 135 High Street Wodonga featuring artwork about “The Meaning of Home”.
What can you do to help people experiencing homelessness or at risk?
You can donate to support local people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness at givenow.com.au/humeregionhomelessnessweek or at selected cafes in Wodonga that are kindly supporting Homelessness Week. Money raised will be used to support people in north-east Victoria who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Do you need help with housing?
- Are you homeless or worried you might be soon?
- Are you sleeping rough?
- Are you crashing on a friend’s couch?
- Do you need information about your housing options?
If you do not have a safe place to sleep, please phone us on 02 6043 7400 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).
If you need help after hours, please phone 1800 825 955 (line operated after hours by Salvation Army Crisis Service).