National Homelessness Week_1st – 7th August 2021 (Everybody Needs a Home)

 

JEDO Action Sheet (Homelessness & the Housing Crisis).pdf

2018/19 Social Justice Statement (A Place to Call Home).pdf


Homelessness Week 2021

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1  to 7 August

This year the theme for Homelessness Week (#HW2021) is Everybody Needs a Home.
A series of activities are planned in partnership with the Everybody’s Home campaign.
These include:…

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P.S Homelessness Week runs all next week. If you’re talking about homelessness don’t forget to use #HW2021 and #EverybodysHome!



Shelter WA

Homelessness Week 2021

Housing Solutions to End Homelessness

Since the lifting of the moratorium on rental increases and evictions in March 2021 and a shortage of suitable housing options, more Western Australians than ever before have been or felt at risk of homelessness.


 

WA has a first class strategy All Paths Lead to a Home: Western Australia’s 10-year Strategy on Homelessness 2020-2030, which provides the road map to end homelessness in the state. State Government investment into housing first homelessness initiatives are making an impact as will the two new Common Ground facilities and the supported accommodation for up to 100  people who sleep rough.

Read more here…



Everybody's home

Build More Homes for Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence:


 


LifeLink - Catholic Caring Agencies

The LifeLink organisation was established by the Archdiocese of Perth in 1994 to provide for the
ongoing financial and promotional support of agencies established or assisted by the Church.

LifeLink’s agencies deliver professional services & caring support to thousands
of people in need throughout Western Australia each year.

The work of LifeLink is indeed a positive demonstration of:Faith in Action.

Last year, LifeLink funded agencies reached out to help over 37,000 Western Australian families & individuals in need,
delivering more than $60 million in caring services and professional programmes throughout WA.

The work of LifeLink is indeed a positive demonstration of: Faith in Action.



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Mission

To create a place where we respect the equal dignity of every person. To offer assistance in a spirit of solidarity with those in need.

“Respect for the human person considers the other ‘another self.’ It presupposes respect for the fundamental rights that flow from the dignity intrinsic of the person.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church #1944

The Shopfront is to be an Agency of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Perth, Western Australia, serviced predominantly by volunteers. It will be set out as a relaxed and homely environment where all people feel welcome.

Purpose

The role and function of The Shopfront is to relieve poverty and suffering in an environment that offers practical assistance, fellowship and hospitality. The Shopfront is a service run predominately by a team of volunteers who offer assistance in a friendly, non bureaucratic manner.

We would aim to offer everyone who enters the Shopfront some form of immediate help. However, we recognise that this would often mean pursuing lines of information until we obtain more suitable assistance for the person. We network with other agencies to enable us to effectively assist people.

We aim to empower people in the Church to use their gifts and talents in a spirit of solidarity to assist those in need of assistance.

Read more here

http://shopfront.perthcatholic.org.au/mission/

THE SHOPFRONT SERVICES

  • We provide some food and drink for those who call in.
  • We may help with food for families and those in hardship.
  • The Homeless Healthcare doctor attends here on a Tuesday 11am – 1pm.
  • We refer those with health and homeless issues on to appropriate Government and Private agencies.
  • Among the many incidental things we do are, assisting people with long term housing and advocacy by referring them to other organisations.



ACBC Media Blog

Church calls for action to stem the rising tide of homelessness

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has used its 2018-19 Social Justice Statement to express deep concern about Australia’s alarming growth in homelessness and insecure housing. In A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land, released this morning, the bishops have called on Australians to look beyond the immediate challenges of […]

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A Place to Call Home


 

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