Wollongong Homeless Hub: This is what homelessness looks like in the Illawarra

Although she’s been homeless for several months and struggles to find money to eat, Tracey Wilson insists there’s “always someone worse off than I am”.

“I’d give them my last five dollars – if I had five dollars,” she said.

Wollongong Homeless Hub clients Ms Wilson, 50, and friend Gary White, 51, are currently staying in temporary accommodation in central Wollongong.

The friends were living in a unit at Blackbutt, but have been homeless since June after Mr White lost the unit following a dispute.

Opened in October 2013, the Wollongong Homeless Hub is a one-stop shop for homelessness resources.

Clients are able to access multiple agencies from a single point.

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