We can’t afford to ignore it

| July 20, 2014
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It is Homeless Persons’ Week from 4 to 10 August 2014. This year, Homeless Persons’ Week will look at how ignoring homelessness causes significant costs to individuals, government and society. The event is coordinated by Homelessness Australia. It is used to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness and the surrounding issues.

It is held in the first full week of August each year. The event came about from various churches and missions running winter vigils to remember people who had died on the streets. These vigils were normally held in August. Over the years, more churches became involved, and in 2007 Homelessness Australia (then the Australian Federations of Housing Organisations AFHO) began coordinating it as a national awareness week.

To learn more about the campaign, to get involved or register your own event, see here.