On Sunday the 14th of June we stopped our roving outreach and with easing or restrictions we were able to resume our outreach at the Moore street homeless hub in east Perth.
It feels so good to be back at full scale and being able to offer our full service to those experiencing homelessness, this included non perishable food, fresh food, water, juice, tea and coffee, toiletries, clothing, shoes and blankets. We also have the shower bus back with us, the footpath library and we are excited to welcome a new hairdresser on board.
We have also now welcomed volunteers back to our depot with Wednesday busy bees now resuming every Wednesday from 10am and we also now have a sandwich making busy bee held each Friday from 10.30am.
And during the school holidays we are excited to be able to welcome children back to our depot for special kids busy bees where children can participate by making up special care packs that will be handed out to those experiencing homelessness at our Sunday outreach.
This year Perth Homeless Support Group started a new hamper service offering much needed items to those within our community considered to be at risk, we have been averaging about 8 hampers a week with most of them going to crisis accommodation and people recently off the streets or out of prison.
As restrictions are currently being eased we are excited to be able to hold events again and have some exciting ones coming up at our depot including a books sale and sausage sizzle on the 4th of July and an open day in October.
Please keep an eye on our social media and website for all these exciting upcoming events.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your continued support of Perth homeless support group and for the donations that have been coming in constantly for the last few weeks, this really has made a difference and has helped immensely being able to provide support and care items to those experiencing homelessness.
Also just a reminder that the only items of clothing we are accepting at our depot are warm jumpers and jackets, scarves and beanies, all other items can be directed to our clothing coordinator Lisa Boogaard.
We also do not accept pillows, cushions, kitchen utensils or furniture. A full list of items we do accept can be found on the website and social media pages.
We hope you continue to stay safe and we look forward to seeing you at our many volunteer opportunities or upcoming events.