On a Saturday morning in Perth there is nowhere to go if you are homeless or at risk of homelessness: the city is a dark and bleak place, particularly in winter.
Our Tranby Shelter currently offers free breakfast, shower facilities, support services and a warm venue to the homeless community on Mondays through Fridays.
On Sundays there are other support services available to those doing it tough but on Saturday mornings there is nowhere to go in Perth. Tranby stays dark.
Your donation will make a significant impact in our quest to raise the $150,000 needed to offer Saturday services for a year.
With already over $75,000 raised to date, UnitingCare West is able to Turn on the Lights at Tranby on Saturdays for the first time on 15 July 2017. Funds won’t last a year just yet, so initially only core hours and services, including a free hot breakfast, showers, clothing, groceries and support from experienced staff, are offered between 7-10am on Saturdays.
UnitingCare West CEO Amanda Hunt says she is “very grateful for the overwhelming support we have received from individuals, the community, as well as other agencies. Within weeks of starting this campaign, we have passed the half-way mark in our quest to raise $150,000 this winter so we can open up Tranby on Saturdays! This is an encouraging response and I hope that the community will continue to support us so we can offer the full suite of services on Saturdays into the future.”
“We are not stopping here,” says Sean Gardyne, Manager Homelessness at UnitingCare West “we will remain on our quest to raise the $150,000 required to further extend our hours on a Saturday, so we can meet the needs of those who continue to sleep rough in our community”.
We also accept material assistance to help those most in need:
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