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From homeless to home

For Pete and his four-legged mate Blade, home is where the heart is. And it’s been a long time coming.

I drove home crying all the way

Pauline Gill thought natural disasters only happen to other people, but that all changed when a bushfire hit near her home.

A home away from homelessness

Welcome to the Brisbane Night Café, where Bob and his team offer a place for young people to get back on their feet.

A place where big dreams are born

Amber experienced some tough times as a young mum, but her determination to help others is unwavering.

Shaun and Jess: from homeless to belonging

Young couple Shaun and Jess know what it’s like to hit rock bottom. They’ve both been homeless, living on the streets and addicted to drugs. But now they’re on track, in stable accommodation and volunteering at Red Cross’ Jeays Street Community Centre in inner-city Brisbane.

Homeless in paradise

As a Red Cross caseworker in Queensland’s Fraser Coast region, Bec Kruger sees a darker side to the land of endless summers.

Someone you can count on

Homeless and aged 15, Ally Garner had nothing but the clothes on her back when Red Cross first came into her life.

A second chance to succeed

Running his own small business is a victory for Joseph, who suffered abuse and neglect in childhood, struggled with debilitating depression and went on to experience years of homelessness and time in mental health facilities.

The power to change your story

Bianca Hams, 21, was homeless and living at an Adelaide youth shelter when a Red Cross staff member invited her to consider volunteering.

Right here, right now: Modern homelessness in Australia

Having a home is something most of us take for granted, yet around Australia on any given night one in 200 people are homeless, without a safe, secure place to call their own. Sadly, a quarter of Australians who are homeless are under the age of 18.