The sad reality is more than 105,000 people in Australia don’t have a place to call home.
Homelessness remains one of the biggest social problems in our country today. Your ongoing support is helping us to tackle homelessness and break its vicious cycle — both for people experiencing homelessness, but also for those who might be one step away from it.
People like Jordan, who found himself in the situation where it was safer for him to be homeless at age 12 than at home with his mother. We were able to be there for Jordan in his time of crisis and intervene before his life became a lifetime of homelessness. Perhaps you’re wondering what impact your financial support has. I hope this edition of On the Street helps you understand how you make an impact in the lives of real people.
Recently I visited a long-time donor to thank them for their support. They appreciated the visit butstarted to say, “Look, I know what we give isn’t world changing, but it’s what we can give at the moment.” “With all due respect,” I said, “your gift is world changing, because it’s changing someone’s world.”
Thank you for helping others.
May God bless you,
Major Paul Hateley
Territorial Public Relations Secretary