As a part of the Advance to Zero model, the GeelongZero project will focus on working collaboratively across community services in the Geelong region to ensure that when homelessness does occur it is rare, brief and non-recurring with the ultimate goal of reducing homelessness and ending rough sleeping by 2025.
The Foundation’s CEO, Bill Mithen said the foundation was proud to be a part of this project.
“The Give Where You Live Foundation is proud to be the initial funder to support the establishment of this initiative. We are also excited to have been there are the table helping to share our knowledge and work with Neami National to get this project up and running,” said Bill.
GeelongZero aims to end rough sleeping by 2025 through the creation of a shared “by name” list of rough sleepers. This list will enable us to better understand the barriers to people accessing support and provide a more coordinated and informed approach to supporting these individuals.
The GeelongZero project is supported by a number of organisations including:
- Give Where You Live Foundation
- Neami National
- Australian Alliance to End Homelessness
- Micah Projects
- Christ Church Community Meals
- Forbes Allied Services
- City of Greater Geelong
- Lazarus Community Centre
- The Outpost
- The Salvation Army
- Volunteering Geelong
- Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-Operative
- Victoria Police