Most of us have been very fortunate to never have been homeless or without a roof over our head. We’ve never needed to concern ourselves with having nowhere to go, sleeping rough on cold nights or live in unsafe environments. Yet, over 6,000 young people in Melbourne are forced to sleep in cars, on couches and, in some cases, on the streets.
It’s a staggering figure and one that is very concerning. Youth aged from 12 -25 in Victoria are finding themselves homeless with nowhere to go – no doubt a terrifying, confronting and traumatic experience.
Melbourne City Mission is a charity helping to put youth homelessness to bed. This week, on Thursday 26th May, the annual Sleep at the G’ event will host over 1,000 compassionate people for a sleep out at the iconic MCG. It’s a special event and a great way to get a team together and join in on an action packed night of music, comedy and games.
Homelessness is one of the most severe forms of disadvantage and social exclusion that any person can experience, especially for young people, as it has an adverse effect on their health and wellbeing.
Sleep at the G’ is your opportunity to make a change to homelessness in your very own city. Sleep on a cardboard box and get together with some friends, family or colleagues to raise vital funds to support Melbourne City Mission’s life changing work.
As Melbourne City Mission say, we’re on a mission – so let’s put youth homelessness to bed.
To register or donate, please visit www.sleepattheg.com.au
SLEEP AT THE G
THURSDAY MAY 26