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International Day of Families NWRCRP 2017

The press release includes quotes from families participating in the LASNs’ 2016 consumer survey, about their children’s experiences of homelessness. In 2015/16 the Northern and Western LASNs supported approximately 8,000 families experiencing homelessness. Media release. North and West Regional Children’s Resource Program. May 10 2017.

Proposed Framework for Responding to Homelessness (29.03.2017)
10 things Melbourne Council could do instead of homeless bans

Council to Homeless Persons has worked with 54 leading homelessness, housing, legal and faith groups to present the Melbourne City Council with an alternative to the proposed local laws that make it illegal to sleep rough in the CBD. As an alternative to these laws, the framework sets out a suite of evidence-based, practical measures that address the Council’s challenges, without enacting punitive and ineffective laws. Council to Homeless Persons. April 6, 2017.

Finding More Beds For Rough Sleepers Could Save Victoria $11k Per Person Every Year
A new cost-benefit analysis has illustrated the link between homelessness and the economy. By Luke Cooper, HuffPost Australia. March 20, 2017.

UN says Melbourne homeless camping ban a ‘violation of human rights’

Criminalising the homeless of Melbourne’s CBD
Rough sleepers have been moved on from Melbourne’s city streets, but without a long-term assistance strategy, how can they rebuild their lives? By Roj Ahmedi. March 4, 2017.


Nelly Thomas on how her mate became homeless
How does an articulate, middle-aged highly employable – and employed – man become homeless? Nelly Thomas explains. February 27, 2017.


Open Access Services Evaluation: an appraisal of four open access centres in Melbourne Report by The University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, appraising the open access centres of Sacred Heart Mission, Prahran Mission, St Mary’s House of Welcome and VincentCare Victoria. October 2016.


Media Release: More than ‘soup kitchens’ October 14, 2016

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