Tackling hardship during Homelessness Week

Friday 19 July 2019

Each year Community Support Frankston helps thousands of families doing it tough, through material relief and assistance programs.

To raise awareness and connection to this service, Frankston City Council, in partnership with Frankston Homelessness Network and Community Support Frankston are running a free event for the local community on Thursday 8 August, between 9am-12pm.

Event activities include:

•           Hot BBQ lunch        •           Mobile coffee van

•           Health outreach      •           Visit by BreastScreen Victoria

•           Live music              •           Giveaways

This event will take place as part of Homelessness Week 2019 (Sunday 4-Saturday 10 August), which is coordinated annually by Homelessness Australia.

Homelessness Week brings exposure to the plight of people experiencing homelessness and the solutions which can help them. This year’s theme is ‘Housing ends homelessness’.

Frankston City Mayor, Michael O’Reilly said everyone has the right to secure, affordable, safe and accessible housing.

“Homelessness can happen to anyone, at any point in their lives. A range of factors can contribute, such as losing a job, suffering illness, mental health problems, family violence, bereavement or relationship breakdown. A lack of affordable housing is also a key issue,” he said.

“Council is committed to advocating for improved housing affordability and wherever possible we try to connect homeless people with valuable support services such as Community Support Frankston.” 

“I would encourage anyone experiencing or at risk of homelessness, to come along to the event. You can speak to people from the range of services about the options available to you, in a relaxed environment,” added Cr O’Reilly. 

Visit Community Support Frankston, 35 Beach Street, on Thursday 8 August, between 9am-12pm. 

For more information on support services provided by Community Support Frankston, visit frankston.net

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