Young people experiencing homelessness are one of the most at risk groups in our communities. No home, no bed, no security and no stability – being homeless is exhausting and affects every part of a young person’s life. No wonder they take risks to find somewhere to sleep and feel safe.
Tonight, we are re-sharing a story of one of our young people and their journey through homelessness. MACS are honoured to be able to support young people through their journeys and empowering them to survive. Last year, Floating Support supported 434 young people to find or maintain their accommodation in the community.
Young people often become homeless because it’s safer to leave home than to stay. Family breakdown, mental health, welfare reform and lack of affordable housing are just some of the many reasons why youth homelessness exists.
Imagine being able to play a small part in making a change in a young person’s life – you can do this by joining our virtual sleep out – sign up on Eventbrite.
If you need support or know someone that does please contact MACS Floating Support