Project New Dawn
True to its tagline, “More than just a bed,” Project New Dawn takes a holistic approach to supporting homeless people in Melbourne get back on their feet.
Through partnering with employers, homelessness organisations and housing providers in both the corporate and non-profit sectors, Project New Dawn runs programs to help those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless to find stable housing and ongoing support. Program participants are given secure housing, a caseworker to provide ongoing physical, social and emotional support, and assistance to gain ongoing and stable employment.
Funds raised: $45,650
Too often we associate mental health and drug and alcohol addiction with homelessness. Wayne from Project New Dawn spoke about how this distracts from the ‘invisible homeless’ - people who are couch surfing and at risk of sleeping on the streets. Wayne was pitching for funding to hire the staff necessary to engage and support these people.