There was a new organisation occupying space at Homeless Connect Perth this year.
The new Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (WAAEH) project team were made welcome at their table as fellow service providers and members of the public came over to learn more about the Alliance throughout the day.
Homeless Connect Perth brings together around 100 services from the government, community service sector, clubs and business. Each year the event attracts around 4,000 people and is organised by Volunteering WA with support from the City of Perth, the Department of Communities, Healthway - Act Belong Commit, Adzoo and Crown Relocations.
Copies of the WAAEH 10-year plan to end homelessness in Western Australia were at hand along with information describing the role and objectives of the Alliance.
This event was an opportunity for the new Project Team to meet with agencies and with people who are experiencing homelessness, hearing first hand the impact of not having a home on their lives. In her welcoming address the Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence and Community Services, Simone McGurk MLA highlighted the work of the Alliance and their presence at the event.