Tackling the lonely struggle of homelessness

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Blog by Jenny George, Chief Executive Officer, Converge International

On Thursday, 21 June I will be joining other CEOs to “sleep rough” in support of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout event.


The campaign raises money to support the almost 116,000 Australians who experience the struggle and dislocation of homelessness (figure from Census of Population and Housing: Estimating homelessness, Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016).


Addressing the complex challenges of homelessness


Putting money into the paper cups next to homeless people is a Band-Aid solution. That’s why I’m grateful that Vinnies, and others, are committed to finding and implementing long-term, effective solutions to homelessness. 


We can make a real difference

You can support my fundraising page, or perhaps you know someone else participating in this year’s Vinnies CEO Sleepout? This event is an opportunity to raise community awareness of the impacts of homelessness and to raise money to support the vital work done by Vinnies; together we can make a real difference to the lives of some of our most vulnerable Australians.


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