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Direct help for Melbourne's homeless

The Living Room


Youth Projects provides front line help to people who are homeless ensuring support reaches those who need it most. Both our drop in centre...

There's no red carpet for Melbourne's homeless

The  recent suggestion that ...

The Melbourne teenager going to school while living under a bridge

The Age, 3 June 2015
By Aisha Dow

A suit bag is an odd thing to find in a homeless camp. But its owner is planning to go places. 

It hangs here in the...

Life is tough on Melbourne's streets


Homeless served posh roast, bad jokes and good company in a city lane

Caterer to the stars Andrew Blake interrupted the busiest time of year for his company, Blake's Feast, to serve a three-course roast banquet to 50 disadvantaged people in a CBD...

Reaching out to the streets - The Health Advocate

How the Youth Projects’ After Hours Primary Care Service is providing a helping hand to young people doing it tough in Melbourne...

When you’re homeless or living rough,...

Melbourne's homeless given extra help to combat heat

Stay indoors and keep your home cool: that has long been the advice from authorities during crippling heatwaves.

But what about those with nowhere to live? For a...

Primary healthcare on the streets of Melbourne

A 40 per cent rise in homelessness in Melbourne's CBD has created unprecedented demand for support services at the Living Room primary health clinic in Hosier Lane.  Run...

'Proceeds of crime' seizure beggars belief

The Age

21 August 2014
Aisha Dow,...

Begging fines making matters worse for Melbourne's homeless

774 ABC Melbourne By Clare Rawlinson
Tue 19 Aug 2014, 9:19am
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