Young people can have a bright future

When we first met Kate*, she was only 14 years of age and had been living rough on the streets of Perth or hiding out in abandoned properties. She was alone and had been exposed to drugs and abuse. She had lived through situations that no child or young person should ever witness or experience.

 

Fortunately, she met Lorna, a youth worker with our Street Connect team, who has stood by her on her journey to get back on her feet. It’s not been an easy journey with its share of ups and downs but Lorna’s support has enabled Kate to take charge and look towards a positive future she has always dreamed of for herself. 

There are many more young people living rough in Perth, with more than 9,000 Western Australians experiencing homelessness on any given night. Street Connect is such a vital service that supports these young people, addressing 3,000 urgent needs each year.

It is because of loyal donors and supporters like you, that Anglicare WA’s life-changing programs like Street Connect are able to continue, providing support to so many young people in our community. Thank you for your recent support during our Winter Appeal.

 

Lorna, Street Connect

 Lorna and Street Connect thank you for your support

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If you’re not sure where to go, call us on 1300 11 44 46.