Project of the Month - On the front line
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Project of the month


The circumstances which lead a person to homelessness can be extremely complex. It will be part of a harrowing journey. That many of these people are exiting Government care or institutions means that we are clearly letting down vulnerable people. Many will be experiencing a mental health illness, chronic diseases like heart conditions, cancer, diabetes, drug and alcohol dependence, complex trauma and lifelong histories of abuse. Often people are dealing with these issues alone, without the support of family and friends. As a community we could and should do better. So who is left to care for people in these perilous situations on the front line of our homelessness crisis?

The Haymarket Foundation in Sydney provide a safe place for people in crisis, supporting people transitioning into long-term accommodation, and provide a range of supportive environments and as many chances as are needed to support someone on their journey to independence.

“The most fundamental challenge we face,” says Haymarket Foundation CEO Peter Valpiani, “is that the people who need care the most are the people who have least access to it.”

That’s why this month we are raising funds to support The Haymarket Foundation.

Further Information
Recent Broadsheet Interview with Peter Valpiani

Huge thanks to the following organisations who have supported our StreetFunder

“Our business has been supporting StreetSmart through workplace giving since 2015. Each month our team helps fund a new project and we get immediate feedback on how the money has been spent. We are really proud to be a part of such an important initiative, and our staff are too”   Justine Butler, ASIC in the Community Manager

Melbourne Pathology
Dr Bronner

Contact Geoff to chat about how we can develop a workplace giving program that fits your organisation or choose StreetSmart on the ‘Good2Give‘ platform.

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