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Welcome to the brand new section of our website. Something we really value at Blessing Bags is awareness raising in the form of education. Part of the work we do is making people aware of issues in our society and how they can make a difference. Some of these key issues include: people experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, people struggling in low socioeconomic areas and asylum seekers and refugee settlement.

 

This section of our website will include both opinion and informative pieces on these issues. Our hope is that people will read these pieces, learn something new and be inspired to do something.

June 5, 2019

Content warning: Death, violence against women 

In late May, Melbourne woke up to the news that another woman lost her life at the hands of a man.

She was found just 2km away from the place where another woman was murdered almost 12 months ago. Courtney Herron's death...

February 5, 2019

Amongst the joy of the New Year, there are a handful of reports of the ongoing criminalisation of people experiencing homeless. In Queensland, a man seeking shelter at a bus station was fined $652 for ‘illegally camping’. Instead of directing the man to a safe space, h...

August 16, 2018

There’s no place like home: The housing Crisis in Victoria and Homelessness

Everyone has the fundamental right to access secure and affordable housing. The latest census1 by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed us that the number of people experiencing homelessnes...

March 7, 2018

Leaving Home: How and why young refugee young people are experiencing homelessness

Fleeing war and persecution to an unknown land on the other side of the world is daunting and strenuous. The resettlement process for refugees in Australia is full of uncertainty and prot...

January 16, 2018

 “How long are you planning on being homeless for?” Is a real question a woman was asked by two policeman as she sat on a park bench in the early hours of the morning.1 Placing the blame neatly over the individuals head for their situation by authoritative figures, gov...

December 1, 2017

The people who line the streets of Melbourne’s CBD and surrounding areas highlight the complex situation that is homelessness for most Melbournians. People living in their cars, jumping from one friend’s house to another or seeking temporary accommodation in shelters a...

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