No matter where homeless people go they are treated
like social outcasts - even support services designed to serve them treat them
as welfare clients. The experience is institutionalizing and debilitating.
becomes very clear to someone who is homeless 'this is who you are' and 'this
is where you fit.' There is no grey area, homeless people simply don't belong.
homelessness is about this experience of being an 'outsider,' of being lonely
and having no one in your life.
Street Outreach Program
group of volunteers from Rebeccas Commmunity maintain connections with homeless
people in cities around Australia, through regular contact we build connectedness.
Our gatherings on the street help break
down the social barriers and offer an experience of being welcomed, accepted and
Accept their individuality,
Believe in their worth,
Hope for their
Love them where they are.
Stories from the Street:
Or visit the Smiling Street