One man’s mission to keep homelessness from the door

Originally from the inner Sydney suburb of Newtown, Mr Fauvette now lives and works for Mission Australia in Tasmania’s north west.

He is part of the charity’s Integrated Family Support Service, working with families to provide support and reduce risk to children in the home.

“We build their trust, spend time with their family, as well as the practical day-to-day stuff like taking their kids to doctor’s appointments, helping clean the place up, spending time with them and their family,” Mr Fauvette said.

Mr Fauvette said the service had helped families like that of father of four Clinton Everett — a case which became the model for the support that the service provides.

But sometimes, to target the issues that can lead to homelessness, Mr Fauvette and his fellow case workers have had to think outside the box.

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