Homelessness Crisis Supports
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I visited the day centre today, Dan told me about. I was hoping they could help me with long-term accommodation. After being met at the door by a big security man, I went inside and sat down with Cara, a staff member. I felt overwhelmed but I tell her my story and we talk for almost an hour about housing options.
Cara tells me about the long waitlist for public and community housing and being a man in my 40’s, I would likely be seen as a very low priority. It could be years before I get to the front of that queue! We decide to meet up again anyway to go through the long process of getting my name on that list. The thought scares me, if I have to wait years, what condition will I be in by then?
Cara did help to organise for me to have two nights in a backpackers. They called it “emergency relief “ as if the emergency was going to be over in two days time.