SLEEP IN YOUR CAR, Friday 5 August, 2016. 6pm St Marys Railway Station and Veness Carpark, Station Street, St Marys.
Many people have an image of homelessness that is of older people sleeping rough on the streets. SLEEP IN YOUR CAR aims to raise public awareness about youth homelessness and its causes. The event also aims to celebrate the resilience of young people and to convey a message that young people experiencing homelessness are homeless, but not helpless! With good support and accommodation young people can move forward and live their lives productively.
On the night there’ll be interactive activities to focus on some of the causes of homelessness and the impact on individuals, families and communities. A range of service providers and organisations will be there to talk about what they are doing to support those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Funds raised from SLEEP IN YOUR CAR 2016 will go towards the much needed ongoing support and work of Fusion Western Sydney and Platform Youth Services in the community.
Fusion is a not-for-profit youth and community organisation based in St Marys with a deep, ongoing commitment to developing resilience in young people and families focussing on early intervention and prevention. Platform Youth Services, a not-for-profit organisation, is a leading provider of services for homeless young people or those “at risk” of being homeless in the Nepean, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury. Both organisations care for vulnerable young people, their families and community.
Register for SLEEP IN YOUR CAR at http://sleepinyourcar.com.au (choose the western Sydney event) or call Fusion Western Sydney on 8805 5900.
THIS IS AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE EVENT.