Business and community groups came together in Perth on Wednesday 12 November to provide free services to the homeless for a day.
The Homeless Connect Project is held annually by the City of Perth and Volunteering WA. Homeless Connect Perth is based on a one-stop-shop model of service provision to homeless people.
The Hellenic community once again came together to offer a wide range of services to people living in the streets and disadvantaged people in general, at Homeless Connect this month, with the goal of helping them find new pathways and connections.
Reverend Father Elpidios managed to collect an enormous amount of non-perishable food through his Food Appeal, ensuring that more than 1,000 families will benefit from the event.
People in need were able to connect with a wide range of service providers, including housing, legal, medical, dental, employment, identification and recreational.
Federal, state and local government agencies were also present. Volunteers supported the event’s implementation. The Hellenic Community members were also delighted to provide its facilities free for this worthwhile day, while Garrod Keightley with his team of hair professionals provided free haircuts to the hundreds of homeless.
For more information visit www.perth.wa.gov.au