The Canberra Homeless Connect event will bring together people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with free services and support that they need whether it be a hot meal, a haircut or access to an agency that can help. Last year we had over 100 guests attend the event. We had over 30 stalls, from dental care to legal support to haircuts and pet food. Attendees were able to talk to local support services were given free toiletries, warm clothes and food.
and 17% of children in Australia live in poverty
are homeless each night representing 50 homeless people per 10,000
are experiencing homelessness
Homelessness is a growing national problem in Australia. While the 2016 Census indicated that Canberra is leading the country in decreasing homelessness, despite a growing population, we have had the biggest percentage increase in rough sleepers and homelessness continues to affect many Canberrans. Because of this, we are calling on your help to assist people experiencing homelessness in Canberra by:
Canberra Homeless Connect is 100% fueled by donations All donations will be used towards the purchase of items to give away to Homeless Connect Canberra guests.
By making a donation you will be helping supporting Canberrans doing it tough, please tag/include “Homeless Connect” as a reference for the donation so we know what donations are specifically for Homeless Connect.
Canberra Homeless Connect works for the wellbeing, survival, and protection of people who are experiencing homelessness in Canberra by connecting them with service providers and a supportive community.
The Canberra Homeless Connect annual event is organised with the help of: