Sleeping out for a Cause

Attila Ovari

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I live in Canberra, Australia…. One of the most affluent cities in Australia. For the most part this is a good thing. Unfortunately there is another side to the city. Affluences means that housing is expensive and this results in Canberra having one of the highest rates of homelessness in Australia. This impacts many Canberrans.

When we mention homelessness most people think about the person sleeping rough on the street. This is only part of the story. There are the families that are having a challenge paying the mortgage or rent. Families that cannot afford to pay the bills and the rent….. Then there is the person, often with children, that is avoiding a violent partner and is sleeping on a friends sofa. The stories go on…

Through my work with Communities@Work, I have been fortunate to work with St Vincent de Paul Canberra/Goulburn to be organising the Canberra Community…

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