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Who We Help

Read personal stories about real people and their harrowing struggle with homelessness.


The lives of the people in these stories were ruined by illness, tragedy, abusive homes, drugs and mental illness. Though we’ve changed their names to protect their identities, and used file photos to represent them, they are real stories about real people.

Today, they are all doing well and rebuilding their lives thanks to the kindness of extraordinary people who have supported our Red Shield Appeal.

The Red Shield Appeal raises vital funds to support The Salvation Army's programs across Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

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