De-stigmatising youth homelessness
TRINITY Catholic College are leading the way in raising awareness around youth homelessness as they team up with Social Futures ahead of Youth Homelessness Matters Day on April 18.
A group the college’s students are using the national campaign on to mobilise and encourage friends and classmates to undertake their own fund-raising events and initiatives to help young people who are homeless.
Year 11 student Maddie Gill said having the conversation about youth homelessness was really important to help recognise it and not sectionalise people off into groups society feels they belong in.
“It’s not something we talk about a lot here and I feel like it needs to be put out into the open so much more than it has been,” Miss Gill said.
Money raised will be donated to The Connecting Home Youth Program and will be used for emergency accommodation costs, living skills programs and basic needs including food, clothing and personal care items.
Social Futures’ Youth Homelessness Case Manager Jessie Wilkes said her team will hold information sessions at high schools across the region.