Project Of The Month — July 2017
WOLLONGONG HOMELESS HUB
One in ten households – or 850,000 people in Australia are one more rent hike away from homelessness. While a strong safety net for people in crisis is essential – the only way to end homelessness is to keep people housed.
With our CafeSmart campaign raising funds for local services, our July StreetFunder will be lending a helping hand to our regions who are doing just that.
Housing stress is affecting people in major cities, as well as regional and rural centres. Wollongong is experiencing its own housing affordability crisis, and an increasing number of people sleeping rough.
Wollongong Homeless Hub provides free outreach services to the growing number of rough sleepers in the Wollongong area – and works to prevent people at risk from losing their homes. In the Illawarra region, around 1,000 people are homeless each night. The Homeless Hub’s outreach program relies on goodwill and small grants to keep operating.
This month, StreetFunders will be supporting Homeless Hub to refurbish their outreach truck that does important rounds to areas without local support – and supplies clothing, basic supplies, hygiene packs, connection to services and a good old fashion sausage sizzle.
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PAST STREETFUNDER PROJECTS
ACTION AGAINST HUNGER
StreetFunders supported the important work of three organisations CareVan, The Adelaide Day Centre Soup Van and St Mary’s House of Welcome.
Funds provided $27,600
THE NEST PROGRAM
StreetFunders supported Youth Futures’ NEST program, supporting young parent’s and their children with accommodation and long term support.
Funds provided $6,655
500 LIVES 500 HOMES
StreetFunders helped a number of families transition from homelessness into housing successfully, helping them create a safe and secure place to call home.
Funds provided $4,969
Helped to provide over 750 healthy meals and 64 hours of employment and life opportunities to women and children in refuges in Sydney and Melbourne.
Funds provided $3643
The Footpath Library
Helped fund the operations of The Footpath Library resulting in the distribution of around 3,000 books.
Funds provided $2,330
Women’s Community Shelters
Back to school fund split between Great Lakes (Regional NSW) and Sanctuary (NW Sydney) shelters.
Funds provided $2,201
Emerge Women & Children’s Support Network
StreetFunders and ‘once off’ givers supported families with their Back to School costs.
Funds provided $4,497
Hawkesbury’s Helping Hands
Helped provide Christmas Dinner & outreach services over the holiday period when other services in the area are closed.
Funds provided $1,765
Helped cover the on-road costs of their new shower van on trial in Brisbane.
Funds provided $1,636