HOMELESSNESS: Celebrating compassion and support

HOMELESSNESS is an issue that will never go away, unless people are willing to acknowledge it.

As part of Homelessness Week on August 7-13, Social Futres has some special things in store.

Homelessness Connect is a day of community, compassion and practical support for people in our community who are homeless.

There will be eventsin Lismore (August 8) at the Winsome Hotel and Casino (August 9).

“It’s a day of celebration and giving back,” Connecting Home Manager Lance Schema said..

“There is such a great demand for services like ours in the region. So many people in our community are doing it tough and events like the March flood and cold winter nights just compound already difficult circumstances.”

People who experience homelessness or are just doing it tough will be able to choose some clothes and toiletries all free of charge. Also, thanks to Splendour in the Grass, there will be a selection of donated items including tents, sleeping bags and bed linen.

There will be access to services and support such as the Lismore Family Planning Service, housing, legal specialists, Centrelink and other community service groups who can provide practical support and assistance to people who need it.

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