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On any given night in Australia, 26,000 young people are homeless. Over 5000 of those will be sleeping rough while over 20,000 will be making do as best the can between on the couches or floors of other people’s houses.
Youth Homelessness Matters Day on Wednesday, April 10, is a national campaign that aims to raise public awareness about youth homelessness. This year the aim of the campaign is to get 26,000 people to pledge to give up their bed own bed for the night. Youth Connections North Coast and Northern Rivers Social Development Council have taken up that challenge and have invited community representatives and workers to take the pledge and give up their beds for the night, instead camping out on the floor of a Church hall.
On any given night in Australia, 105,000 people are homeless and nearly half of these are under the age of 25.
On any given night in Australia, 105,000 people are homeless and nearly half of these are under the age of 25. Youth Homelessness Matters Day on Wednesday, April 18, is a national campaign that aims to raise public awareness about youth homelessness and celebrate the resilience of young people who are at risk of, or are experiencing homelessness in Australia.
Get on board and go car free on Thursday, September 22 to celebrate World Car Free Day. Join people around the world by walking, riding a bike, skateboarding or taking the bus to work or study on this day, then tell NRSDC transport development workers Kate Geary and Linda Wirf your story about going car free. (Sept 12)
The recently released Tweed Shire Public Transport Strategy highlights the need for a proper and comprehensive integrated transport plan to increase public transport options in the Northern Rivers region.(Aug 28)