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Owen and Dwaine: from the streets to the stage

Owen and Dwaine: from the streets to the stage

26 July 2016

For Owen and Dwaine homelessness was a reality they faced everyday. They now use their journeys to fuel their musical passion and educate others about those experiencing homelessness....

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A journey better shared

A journey better shared

13 July 2016

When Blake first came to The Salvation Armys Oasis Youth Services in Canberra he was just 16. Six years later, and now living in his own uni...

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Couch surfing: the dangerous undercurrents

Couch surfing: the dangerous undercurrents

13 July 2016

Marks home life was pretty good until his mother remarried. I had stepfather issues he says. "It was going well until he turned on me."...

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From 'cool' to freezing

From 'cool' to freezing

13 July 2016

“Waking up one morning in the middle of winter – it was freezing cold and pouring down rain – I was in a sleeping bag u...

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Challenges of couch surfing

Challenges of couch surfing

13 July 2016

Imagine not knowing where you will sleep tonight. Or what you will have to eat. Will you and your belongings be safe while you get some much...

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Maintaining school while surviving homelessness

Maintaining school while surviving homelessness

13 July 2016

“I cannot imagine not knowing where you are going to stay. Not having eaten, not having showered, but still wanting to come to school...

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Dealing with the devil of addiction

Dealing with the devil of addiction

13 July 2016

“You walk in here with fear in your eyes and death in your heart and walk out of here with love in your eyes and pride in your heart...

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Home at last

Home at last

13 July 2016

“It really is hard when you are homeless. It feels like your whole life is trashed and scattered, and that really affects how you pro...

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