The Western Sydney community experiences significant disadvantage in relation to housing affordability, domestic violence and drug and alcohol addiction.
The Western Sydney Homeless Connect is a one day event based at Parramatta Square. It is supported by the City of Parramatta and run with the support and assistance from services and volunteers across the Western Sydney region including St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, Settlement Services International, Rapid Relief Team, Parramatta Mission, FACS and many more.
The inaugural WSHC event aims to connect those experiencing or at risk of homelessness with support from frontline services. Gathering support from these services throughout housing, legal and government is what makes the event so successful. The organising team has a common goal of providing a safe space for the most vulnerable people in our local community.
This year will be our 6th event will be hosted on Monday 6th August. The event will reach more than 1500 people on one day, connecting support providers with individuals and families to help the break out of homelessness and disadvantage.
Donating to our charity allows us to further assist those within Greater Sydney who are experiencing financial stress to come to our ‘one stop shop’ annual event, providing them the opportunity to meet with multiple service providers who will join together to prevent them entering homelessness.