Do­nate to help home­less this win­ter

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

WIN­TER is the tough­est time of the year for the state’s home­less, prompt­ing calls by Angli­care WA for do­na­tions to its an­nual Win­ter Ap­peal.

“There are many rea­sons why peo­ple be­come home­less, but for most it’s the fact that they feel safer on the streets than at home,” Angli­care WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Ian Carter said.

About 10,000 peo­ple in WA are sleep­ing rough ev­ery night and 1200 are at­tend­ing school or pre-school.

Ev­ery week on av­er­age, Angli­care WA helps 25 vic­tims of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, 50 peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing hous­ing stress, 150 peo­ple in fi­nan­cial stress and 270 peo­ple with re­la­tion­ships prob­lems.

To do­nate, visit www.an­gli­carewa.org.au.

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