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Have you ever experienced homelessness? Would you like to create change by sharing some of your story? Would you like to tell people who make decisions, people who provide services to you and others who have experienced homelessness about what is and is not working? These questions were posed to...
HAMISH* HAS BEEN HOMELESS SINCE HIS MID-TEENS. HE GOT ABOUT $13,000 IN FINES ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT. HE HASN'T HAD ANY FINES IN TWO YEARS.. I've been homeless since my mid-teens, living mainly in the inner city. I've been squatting for ages so I kind of don't feel like part of society anymore. I had a...
Richard was homeless for four years after his relationship broke down. He got $4,500 in fines for travelling on trams without a ticket. Richard now has stable housing in shared accommodation. He lives close to shops and services and tops up his Myki card with $20 every fortnight.
Darren has been homeless on and off for almost fifteen years and has struggled with alcohol addiction since his teens. A combination of these two factors has resulted in him getting about $15,000 in fines. He is now in stable accommodation; working on his recovery and moving towards a better life.
Anthony became homeless in his late 20s. He slept rough and couch surfed for about two years and he got about $3000 in fines for travelling on public transport without a ticket, having his feet on the train seat and possessing an open container of liquor. Anthony now feels hopeful about his future...
Homelessness is hard for anyone experiencing it. But it's especially hard on single dads with kids, two-parent families with kids, and families with teenagers. We hope you will take a moment to watch this video of such a family. Ralph and his son, Tokoyo struggled with homelessness for five years...

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