National Homelessness Week – 2-9 August 2021
This annual Campaign each year in the middle of winter aims to:
- Raise awareness of the multiple issues involved in homelessness;
- Advocate for individual and government action to improve short-term support and long-term solutions, including the better provision for social and affordable housing.
The 2021 theme highlights the importance of the social connection of having stability and a place all people can call ‘home.’
Canice’s Kitchen Backyard Winter Sleepout – Saturday 31 July
Would you like to do something to help people who are homeless? Our Opportunity: Join the Virtual Winter Sleep Out This Saturday
This year, the Winter Sleepout will happen at your place! If you take part, you will get an experience of sleeping rough and also hear stories from two people who were formerly homeless. You can sleep on your lounge room floor, balcony, or in your backyard, and even have other immediate family members join you. During Saturday evening, you can log in to hear live discussions from speakers Jai and Alec about their experiences being homeless – and how they overcame these challenges to emerge stronger today.
Here you can get all the information, and sign up under the Waverley College team to experience this with others. There are also opportunities for others to sponsor you and help raise funds for the food and support services provided by St Canice’s Kitchen in Kings Cross.
Waverley College will continue to advocate for reducing homelessness as this is a preventable issue in Australia and all people have a right to call a safe place “home.”
Please contact me if you require further information.
Mr John McCallum
Head of Tevlin House