Swags donated HOMELESSNESS IN WA
A TIMELY donation of swags has been made to the St Patrick’s Community Support Centre.
The donation was made by the Jandakot Lakes Lions Club, which also helps to sort clothes at the Fremantle-based service’s St Pat’s Rack op shop and helps to fit clients with second-hand clothing.
The swags will go to the homeless. St Pat’s housing and support services director Victor Crevatin said it was a timely offer.
“We have many clients who are living on the street,” he said.
“Our workers work very hard to establish trust with these clients but this can be a long road, especially if clients are experiencing mental illness or if they have serious trust issues because of past trauma.
“Swags can be very useful as Close to 9600 people are experiencing homelessness. Age: Over 75 (2 per cent), 65-74 (5 per cent), 55-64 (9 per cent), 45-54 (11 per cent), 35-44 (14 per cent), 25-34 (19 per cent), 19-24 (14 per cent), 12-18 (10 per cent), Under 12 (16 per cent). Reasons for homelessness: Financial (28 per cent); accommodation issues (19 per cent); domestic violence and relationship issues (34 per cent); health reasons (5 per cent); Other reasons (14 per cent).
they keep people protected from the elements and offer a little more comfort and security than simply setting up camp in a doorway or on a park bench.”