Today's launch of The Role of Community Development in Responding to Homelessness edition of the Council to Homeless Persons' Parity magazine has highlighted how essential community support is for helping those at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
Community development brings together members of the local community to enable members to identify and develop actions to address local needs.
On 24 August 2016, the Honourable Martin Foley, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Equality and Minister for Creative Industries launched the Council to Homeless Persons' edition of Parity magazine titled The Role of Community Development in Responding to Homelessness.
Hope Street CEO, Donna Bennett, and Service Development Manager, Bruce Tucker, have contributed two articles on community development and homelessness in this edition.
Fantastic fundraiser helps to build better futures for young people!
The My Hope Street Big Fat Fundraiser was held on Friday 24 June 2016 at Hellenic Republic in Kew, and was proudly organised by the Hope Street Corporate Committee with special thanks to Upfront Events. Guests were treated to a banquet of sumptuous Greek food, delectable wines, live and silent auctions and great prizes. The entertainment consisted of bouzouki players, a keyboard musician and a renowned Melbourne comedian.