A FREE event will take place next week to raise awareness of the work being done to help Frankston families sleeping rough.
Frankston Homelessness Network and Community Support Frankston, in partnership with council, will host a barbeque lunch, coffee van, and live music on 8 August to help raise awareness for their work. The day aims to get people connected with services that may help them in times of need.
The event will take place during Homelessness Week 2019, which runs from 4 August – 10 August.
Frankston mayor Michael O’Reilly said “everyone has the right to secure, affordable, safe and accessible housing. Homelessness can happen to anyone, at any point in their lives. A range of factors can contribute, such as losing a job, suffering illness, mental health problems, family violence, bereavement or relationship breakdown. A lack of affordable housing is also a key issue.”
“Council is committed to advocating for improved housing affordability and wherever possible we try to connect homeless people with valuable support services such as Community Support Frankston,” he said.
“I would encourage anyone experiencing or at risk of homelessness, to come along to the event. You can speak to people from the range of services about the options available to you, in a relaxed environment.”
The event will be at Community Support Frankston, 35 Beach Street, 8 August 9am-12pm.