This year you can participate in World Homelessness Day by- Downloading the digital campaign kit and using the resources to smash the top 5 homeless myths Using the #HomelessTruths hashtag on social media Visiting vhn.org.au and downloading the social media tiles Sharing #HomelessTruths with your local State / Federal MP and urge them to invest […]
The Victorian Council of Social Service is kicking off a major campaign around how unfair funding is impacting community organisations and broader communities. It’s an exciting campaign with very serious outcomes for rural and regional organisations and the communities they serve. Government funding provides around half of community services income. The rest is obtained through donations, grants, […]
Local organisations ARC Justice, Housing Justice and Haven; Home, Safe came together during homelessness week to raise awareness of the ‘hidden homelessness’ with an event in Hargreaves Mall. The event, titled “A Car is not a Home,” included a car filled with household items to raise awareness of the issue of people living in cars. […]
The Council to Homeless Persons have produced Digital Campaign Kit for you to download. It contains: Key messages Social cards Key facts Suggested Tweets and Facebook posts They have also created an Events Kit for you to download. It contains: Key messages How to host an event How to engage media Event suggestions Here are some ideas: Invite your local State or Federal MP […]
We are fast approaching our annual CafeSmart event and we need your help. This year CafeSmart is on the 9th August. In 2018 we had over 800 cafes participating across Australia, from Hobart to Darwin and Busselton to Byron Bay. We raised $238,720 to support 159 small community organisations like yours. This year we are extending CafeSmart […]
VCOSS have created this unique ‘Advent Calendar‘ of important issues for attention by the State Government- enjoy!
In Victoria alone, 25,000 people are homeless on any given night. 82,000 people are on the waiting list for public or community housing. And another million Victorians are in housing stress, paying more than they can afford in rent. There’s no doubt about it – we’re at crisis point. But as we know, there are […]
Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) have released a ‘Homelessness Heat Map‘ to illustrate the numbers of people rough sleeping or living in sub-standard conditions in each electorate. The information is based on data generated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and CHP is promoting this for use in lobbying MP’s through their Homelessness Election Platform […]