Accomodation shortages leave young people on the streets

article I wrote on youth homelessness published in the Advocate
Article I wrote on youth homelessness – in The Advocate

“About 500 young Victorians leave state care every year, and are often left to fend for themselves, as their funding and support is cut on their 18th birthday and many move onto Centrelink allowances.”

“ON any typical day of the week, we get home from school, university or work, switch on our TV or computer, whip up a warm, home cooked dinner and relax with friends or family after a rough day. We rarely stop and think about those who don’t have the simple luxuries of protection and shelter that we take for granted in Victoria.”

read more: http://www.theadvocate.org.au/accommodation-shortages-leave-young-people-out-on-streets

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