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Rising rate of homelessness in western NSW

Mikaela Bowden and Todd Partridge from NSW Community Corrections. Photo Twh

The housing issue in many rural and remote towns has seen a rise in the number of homeless people within our communities, and a special community event held at the Bourke PCYC on Friday to reach out to those who may not have a roof over their head.

A range of community services took part in the event, including CatholicCare, Orana Haven, Maranguka, Community Corrections and Birrang, which was held during Homelessness Week, highlighting the increasing number of people with nowhere to live.

Kimeaka Bermingham manages the Safe Homes portfolio for CatholicCare in the Diocese of Wilcannia Forbes and said the rate of homelessness was rising across western NSW.

“CatholicCare has more than 256 clients being supported as a result of being homeless and that number is on the rise in the Bourke and Cobar local government areas,” she said.

“These are only clients coming through the doors, so there are others we don’t know about. […]

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