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The Cocoon opens its doors to homeless teen Jo
A horrific home life left young Melbourne teen Jo homeless. The future looked bleak – until Bridge It, a charity that supports young people exiting out-of-home care, stepped in to help.
Young people on a mission to help the homeless
Melbourne charity Hayden’s Helping Hands was started by 8-year-old Hayden and his family to help people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. Here’s how a Community Grant helped increase their capacity to reach more people in need.
Kaylah: from care leaver to Young Warrior Woman
After exiting out-of-home care at 18 Kaylah was left homeless. Here’s how the Young Warrior Woman education and mentoring program helped turn her life around.
Jasmine’s dream to help people experiencing homelessness
Our scholarship student Jasmine is following her dream to become a social worker, recently beginning her master’s degree at the University of Sydney.
Elderly homelessness in Australia: why are women at risk?
Research shows that 1 in 6 homeless people are aged 55 or older, while over the past decade the number of older homeless people increased by 49%. We examine the daily reality of being homeless, and why elderly women in particular are so at risk.
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