Youth Homelessness Matters Day

Youth Homelessness Matters Day is this Wednesday, 18 April, 2018. At Parramatter we believe that everyone matters - and deserves a safe, secure home. 

More than 28, 000 young Australians will not sleep at home tonight. In most instances, they do not have a home because they are escaping conflict and violence. They find it almost impossible to find a home because of the housing affordability crisis in Australia.

Like elsewhere, the vast majority of young people experiencing homelessness in Parramatta are hidden from view in refuges, couch surfing situations and sleeping in cars with their family, but their experience is very real.

No-one, especially vulnerable young people, should be penalised just because their home life didn't work out.

Check out their website for ideas on what you can to support youth in our community to find a safe home.