For the sixth consecutive year, hundreds of volunteers and service providers gather from all corners of NSW to serve and care for Sydney growing homeless community.
Sydney Homeless Connect, a volunteer run not-for-profit, will ‘connect’ hundreds of volunteers and service providers with thousands of homeless at their annual event on Tuesday, July 21 at Sydney Town Hall from 10am to 3pm. The event offers a one-stop-shop that brings needed services to those who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.
Guests will receive free haircuts, shoes, clothes, dental and medical checks, and sessions with housing agencies to name a few of the goods and services on offer.
For the first year, a separate Women’s Area will be available where women are free to discuss the challenges they face and receive personal care items to help them through these tough times.
A Tech Kiosk will also be newly featured and offer free Internet access, a safe place to charge phones, print, scan, and offer technical advice. The Tech Kiosk aims to familiarise guests with online services available to them.
This special day for the homeless is about tangible outcomes and practical help. Free transportation to and from the event has been made available through the distribution of 10,000 Guest and Travel Cards. Sydney Homeless Connect is expecting an increase of guests this year.