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A night-time safe space for rough sleepers on the streets

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Jun 29, 2017
Image credit: The Weekly Times

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People who live in homelessness dread each night having to sleep in the bitter, chilly nights of winter. However, here in Melbourne, that’s about to change.

The Salvation Army has opened up a night-time safe space to allow up to 70 people a night to find warmth and shelter in their Hamodava cafe in Bourke St.

Not only will this give homeless people somewhere to stay overnight, but The City of Melbourne will spend $300,000 to help make referrals to housing and other services thanks to specialist staff.

Leroy had a chat to Major Brendan Nottle from The Salvos about the heart behind the program.

If you’d like to get involved, you can contact the Salvation Army office on (03) 9653 3299 or Major Brendan Nottle on brendan.nottle@aus.salvationarmy.org