Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Helping the Homeless

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Helping the Homeless

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Byline: Anthea Gleeson anthea.gleeson@thechronicle.com.au

Homeless challenge

Homeless Persons Week runs until Sunday, August 11.

The Base Youth Centre in Neil St is encouraging people to take part in a week-long series of challenges aimed at doing practical things each day to stop homelessness.

Today: Lend a Hand. Volunteer at one of the city's incredible service agencies to help those who are homeless and at risk of homelessness.

Tomorrow: Three Steps. Most people are only three payments away from being homeless. Consider what your circumstances would be if you lost your income for the next three months. Could you be homeless? What actions do you need to take to ensure you are not homeless in the future?

IN JON Martlew's experience, everyone has a story to tell and most people just want to share it.

The Toowoomba co-ordinator for Rosies Friends on the Street believe people down on their luck often need an open ear, a friendly face and a cup of something hot. …

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