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'After moving out at 14 over family issues and already having minimal family, I was left with no support. Without Connecting Home, I don't know where I'd be.' Maddie
'After moving out at 14 over family issues and already having minimal family, I was left with no support. Without Connecting Home, I don't know where I'd be.' Maddie

GET a completely different picture of homelessness at an exhibition of photographs taken by people who have accessed Social Futures' Connecting Home service.

Homelessness Exposed is about sharing the stories of people who have experienced homelessness to raise awareness and challenge negative stereotypes.

Many people who present as homeless have experienced unforeseen circumstances.

They can come from all backgrounds and ages and are often suffering unexpected health or financial issues

"We handed out some digital cameras and asked people to document their experiences of homelessness, drawing attention to both the negative challenges faced by people living out of bags and cars, couch surfing or in tents but also the positive aspects around support and what has sustained them,” says First Response Team Leader, Holly Loveday.

"We wanted them to speak creatively about their experiences” says Holly.

The Homelessness Exposed Exhibition would not have been possible without the generous support of The New Camera House, Officeworks Lismore, Premier Art and Framing and Flock Café.

Homelessness Exposed opens at Flock Cafe, Lismore, Wednesday November 16 at 4.30pm.

Topics:  homelessness lismore social futures


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