How can you help the homeless?
Posted November 10, 2018 12:05:18 As more people are coming out of homelessness, the need for services has grown.
Homeless people are often unable to access their own home, and there is no place to go for help, says Fiona McKeown, of the Centre for Community Empowerment in Sydney.
“Many of them are in a state of crisis where they can’t get to their own accommodation and need help with basic needs,” Ms McKeow says.
Ms McLean is also a volunteer with the Royal Children’s Hospital in Sydney, where she is helping families with their children.
“Our goal is to provide a safe, secure place for them to be with their family,” she says.
“If we can help them with some of the challenges that they have in getting to a safe place, that’s great.”
To find out more about how to support homeless people in Australia, check out our guide to the issue.
To learn more about the issues facing homeless people, visit our dedicated homelessness page.
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