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Community unites to tackle homelessness in Gladstone

A group of Gladstone residents on Saturday raised awareness and promoted the Gladstone Homeless Connect event happening on Wednesday.
A group of Gladstone residents on Saturday raised awareness and promoted the Gladstone Homeless Connect event happening on Wednesday. Mike Richards

A CRUSADE against homelessness in the Gladstone region is being waged by the social services and business community.

Fifteen supporters of the coming Gladstone Connect event donned t-shirts with statistics on homelessness printed on the back, and visited four busy locations around town on Saturday.

The group was seen at the Night Owl, Stockland Gladstone, Gladstone Square and Kirkwood shopping centres.

"We stood in a circle and played a song, and handed out flyers for Homeless Connect next week," said participant Sherradean Easton.

Roseberry Community Services helped organise the event.

"I think a lot of people in Gladstone are under the impression a homeless person just lives on the street," general manager Colleen Tribe said.

"But a homeless person can be someone who is couch surfing, living in a car or a tent."

She said the group was well received by passers-by.

"People were interested in the statistics, and quite surprised," Ms Tribe said. "They were very supportive."

Gladstone Homeless Connect will see local business and social services community join together to provide information for homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.

Roseberry Community Services, which runs youth shelters and social housing in the Gladstone region, is one organisation that will participate.

"Organisations coming together to help this event include groups working on mental health, homelessness and family support," she said.

"There will be counsellors, police, and supporting businesses such as a local dentist."

Gladstone Homeless Connect will be at the Gladstone showgrounds, Tank St, on Wednesday, May 14, at 10am.

Transport is available on the day. Phone 4972 5383 for more details.

Topics:  gladstone, homelessness, social services




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