How can you help end homelessness?
Smash myths about homelessness by sharing #HomelessTruths www.vhn.org.au
Join the Everybody's Home Campaign
Watch the Everybody's Home video below to learn more.
Write to your local newspaper asking for action
Learn more about homelessness by using the links on this website
Volunteer your time at a service that works to end homelessness
Talk to someone who has experienced homelessness to gain a better understanding of homelessness and its effects to help break down discrimination against people who have experienced homelessness.
Sign the ACOSS joint statement to "Raise the Rate" of the Newstart and Youth Allowance payments so people can afford better housing, food and other life necessities (see below)
Share these ideas with your colleagues, friends and families.
Discover and Share #HomelessTruths this World Homelessness Day
10 October 2019
Could you live on $39 per day?
ACOSS calls on the government to raise the single rate of Newstart, Youth Allowance and related payments.
Over 800,000 people, including parents, carers, people with disability, other people locked out of paid work and students are struggling daily to afford basic essentials like a roof over their head and food on their table.
People are having to make tough choices between eating a meal and paying a bill, buying shoes for their children and maintaining their health.
It is nearly impossible to look for paid work if you are homeless and hungry.
It’s time to back our neighbours, friends and communities against cruel support cuts
The government is withdrawing support services for people living in our communities who have fled war and persecution, including financial support and trauma counselling from victims of torture.
The objectives of the Back Your Neighbour campaign are to:
1. Change (reverse or mitigate) the Federal Government’s current policy on SRSS support for people seeking asylum in the community
2. Increase humanitarian support from the Victorian Government
3. Support the Federal Opposition to maintain its new position supporting people seeking asylum in the community during the election period and, if elected, into government.