Homelessness Week (HW) runs annually during the first full week of August. The week promotes a greater understanding of homelessness, as well as how best to prevent and end homelessness.
In 2017, Homelessness Week runs from 7-13 August.
This years theme for Homelessness Week in WA is 'Let's end homelessness, not just manage it'.
Individuals and organisations responding to homelessness, or concerned with the issue, are encouraged to host their own events during the week. Shelter WA, with the support and guidance of the Homelessness Week Reference Group, is taking a lead role in organising and coordinating events throughout metropolitan and regional WA.
As well as hosting our own events, and coordinating a media and promotional campaign throughout the state, we have established an event grants program to provide financial support to not-for-profit organisations hosting an event or exhibition during Homelessness Week. Event grants applications for 2017 have closed, and approved grant recipients have been notified.
Collection Campaign - 50 Lives 50 Homes
As part of Homelessness Week, Shelter WA is collecting monetary donations for '50 Homes, 50 Homes' project led by Ruah Community Services. Donations will go towards essential items for those recently housed from homelessness.
Shelter WA has produced a Media Kit with information about Homelessness Week, our Key Messages and Calls to Action, as well as key statistics on homelessness. This is available here.
Also available is our one page Key Message and Call to Action document, which we will be distributing at events during Homelessness Week. This is available here.
Supporters & Sponsors
Shelter WA thanks Lotterywest and Department of Communities for the generous support to host this important week of events.
Shelter WA would also like to thank the Community Newspaper Group, 882 6PR, Beyond Bank, Anglicare WA, Bankwest, Uniting Care West and Hesta as sponsors of Homelessness Week 2017.
Shelter WA's Events