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BHP volunteers transformed South Perth villas

Thanks to the huge efforts of 60 BHP Volunteers from the petroleum division, residents in our Independent Living Program were overjoyed to see their homes get a makeover last week. Our South Perth villas are now boasting a more vibrant outlook after BHP painted the corrugated cement side and front metal fences a frog green [...]

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The State of Homelessness in Australia’s Cities

Since 1963 we have assisted people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness to rebuild their lives and achieve positive life outcomes through our services that include accommodation, aged care, mental health support, and tenancy and property. Research on homelessness in Australia is vital in supporting the work of St Bart’s so, today, we are [...]

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The Cost of Privilege

Today, a landmark report commissioned by Anglicare Australia has revealed the richest 20 per cent of Australians are receiving more than $68 billion in Government tax concessions. Anglicare Australia executive director Kasy Chambers said concessions for the rich are currently “greater than the cost of Newstart, disability support, or any other single welfare recipient group”. [...]

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End Homelessness WA

The reality of homelessness is probably not what you think. Check out End Homelessness in Western Australia website that dispels these myths: www.endhomelessnesswa.com and become informed on the ways you can help combat this major social issue in our community. Together we can end homelessness in WA! #EndHomlessnessWA

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Our amazing volunteers

It’s not just our corporate partners – like BHP - that are supporting St Bart’s. We also have hundreds of volunteers that get involved in many of our programs – volunteers like Tabitha! Here’s why she volunteers with us: “I love the idea of giving back, and I particularly like supporting women. I’ve had challenges in [...]

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Client stories

“I’ve been fortunate for most of my life. I went to Methodist Ladies’ College and I trained to be a specialist music teacher. “I was incredibly shocked to find myself homeless; basically after 18 years of marriage, my former husband left me – but not before ripping me off. I couldn’t pay the mortgage, so I moved [...]

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BHP forum

Over 30 BHP staff attended a recent Lunch and Learn forum with St Bart’s to hear more about the issue of homelessness in WA, as well as personal stories from our clients. Feedback following the session was extremely positive, with people expressing their shock at how easily individuals can become homeless. And they were also keen [...]

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Lunch and Learn

We’re giving our first ‘Lunch and Learn’ event with our corporate partners BHP on Monday 26 February. BHP employees will learn more about the issue of homelessness in WA from our CEO John Berger. It’s not a simple topic and John has a lot to say, as do our guest speakers who have real life [...]