14 Hours Homeless

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http://www.14hourshomeless.org.nz/

New Zealand’s housing crisis is having a devastating impact on our most vulnerable families and individuals. With housing and living costs now at all time highs, one in 120 Kiwis are now classed as housing deprived.

It’s common to think of rough sleepers when we consider homelessness, but it’s a much wider problem that needs to be addressed. ‘Homelessness’ includes those living in unsafe and unsuitable locations such as on the streets, in garages, tents, caravans, cars, couch surfing or living in shared housing with other families. Those sleeping rough represent only 20% of those without homes.

Every day in New Zealand, agencies work together to help homeless individuals and families to access food, emergency accommodation, clothing, furnishings, counselling and other welfare support to help address their financial, health, security and social needs.

Together we could do so much more.

When and Where

Waitakere

WHEN: Friday 9 October 2014

WHERE: The Salvation Army, 7-9 View Road,Waitakere, Auckland 0612

Royal Oak

WHEN: Friday 9 October 2014

WHERE: The Salvation Army, 6912A Mt Albert Road, Royal Oak, Auckland 1023

New Plymouth

WHEN: Friday 9 October 2014

WHERE: The Salvation Army, Cnr Powderham and Dawson Streets, New Plymouth4310

Napier

WHEN: Friday 9 October 2014

WHERE: The Salvation Army, 36 Faraday Street, Napier 4110

Palmerston North

WHEN: Friday 9 October 2014

WHERE: The Salvation Army, 431 Church Street, Palmerston North 4410

Wellington

WHEN: Friday 9 October 2014

WHERE: Wesley Church, 75 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011

Invercargill

WHEN: Friday 9 October 2014

WHERE: 110 Leven Street, Invercargill 9810

From 6pm – 8am the following morning, participants will come together to hear from the homeless and those helping them before sleeping outdoors for the night.

Full Info

http://www.14hourshomeless.org.nz/