Author: Bayside News
SalvoCare records show there were 2,200 “unique clients” seeking emergency housing in Frankston in 2012-13 and 600 “repeat clients”. Volunteer organisation Community Support Frankston reports 444 people with no fixed address needed help from the agency last year, up from 292 in 2013.
Christian Youth and Community group Fusion Australia is turning the spotlight on the problem of youth homelessness with a fundraiser that also aims to show people what it means to sleep out in rough conditions.
A ‘Sleep In Your Car’ fundraiser will be held annually Mornington Park to raise awareness of youth homelessness. Sponsored participants will give up the comfort of their bed for one night to raise money for Fusion’s work with local youth at risk.
Fundraising and resource manager Stephanie Byrne hopes Frankston and peninsula residents will gain an insight into the troubled lives of those less fortunate.