Not only can there be complex mental health issues associated with sleeping rough, but in summer the additional physical issues such as dehydration and heat stroke escalate the situation.
Our specialist Outreach Team work to develop trusted relationships with rough sleepers in the Penrith, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains regions, ultimately supporting them to transition from the bush, street or river bank, into a home.
This was the case for Dave and Alan, a father and son who our Outreach Team found living under the bridge at Windsor. After connecting with support services, Dave and Alan were able to get back on their feet, initially staying in transitional housing and within 6 months securing a private rental.
Supporting other programs helping people in our community. Here are some examples of how we support people in our local communities:-
To find out more about Partnership opportunities at Wentworth, contact our Fundraising Manager Denise Daynes at M -04880292750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Donations on (02) 4777 8000
Wentworth Community Housing has Australian Tax Office registered Deductible Gift status. All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible.