You're warm and safe tonight, but not everyone is 'Home Safe Home'
At the basic level a home is simply a shelter, it’s somewhere to store your possessions, it’s somewhere to cook a daily meal, it’s a place to sleep.
But a home is more than just four walls and a roof, a home provides safety and security, that most West Australians take for granted every single day.
Homelessness comes in many forms: couch surfing, sleeping in the car, jumping from one short-stay accommodation to another, and of course sleeping rough.
Ending homelessness isn’t simply about providing shelter, it is about providing a home where someone is and feels safe. When we hear safety, most of us will think of physical safety, but it’s more than that; it’s the emotional safety that comes with a good night’s sleep; it’s the financial safety, knowing that you can pay for fuel in your car to be able to get to work, to buy food for the next week; it’s the physical safety of knowing that your violent partner can no longer impede on you and your children’s lives.