Most of us would have experienced or had close family or friends who have experienced young people running away, often without any warning or understanding about why they have done so. The running away is often a cry for help and they can be gone for a short or longer period, couch surf at people's homes and then very often become homeless.
The reasons behind the running away can be mental health issues, substance misuse, family members arguing and finding themselves in the middle.
Stopping young people from becoming homeless is an early intervention in preventing them spiralling down into increasing dangerous situations.
Stramit, Fletcher Building and I are excited to have partnered with Hope Street as we are a building materials manufacturer and Hope Street are literally putting a "roof" over the head of young people at the First Response Youth Refuge being built in Melton.
Metro Operations Manager
Stramit Corporation Pty Ltd
Part of Fletcher Building | stramit.com.au