Homelessness can happen to anyone

People who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness come from all walks of life. These are their stories.

VincentCare is proud to be one of Yarra Trams’ 2019 Community Partners. From July to September you will see VincentCare clients on tram faces in metropolitan Melbourne. Here you can read their stories and discover how homelessness can happen to anyone.

On Census night, 116,427 Australians were experiencing some form of homelessness.

My name is Wayne

"Losing my job and marriage almost left me on the street."
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My name is Susie

"Leaving was the only way to save my kids from the violence."
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Rough sleepers represent just 7% of all homelessness nationally.

My name is George

“That was my first and only marriage and that led me into homelessness.”
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My name is Kim

"Just because we’re homeless, we still have pride."
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There has been a 28% increase in Australians aged 55+ experiencing homelessness.

My name is Garry

“I went from my childhood home, to my marital home, to my car to Ozanam House."
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My name is Leah

"I didn't know where to go. I was desperate and scared."
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47% of people seeking help for homelessness say it’s due to domestic and family violence.

My name is Damien

When I was outed for being gay, life became unbearable, and Dad tried to get me committed. So I walked off."
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My name is Paul

"We were out on the street and didn’t know what to do."
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VincentCare is one of eight community organisations that champion diversity and inclusion chosen by Yarra Trams for their 2019 Community Partnerships Program.

Find out more about the Yarra Trams Community Partnerships Program.

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