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Aimee, the fighter

“I got stuck in the rental crisis like everybody else,” says Aimee.

After three years as a tenant in a private rental property, Aimee felt like she had…

The power of perseverance

From a home, to prison, to the streets, and now in his own home again, John’s story is one that goes full circle and proves that with…

Aaron in his work apron

Aaron’s cafe culture

While it may have taken a little while to find the right fit, St Bart’s Community Housing tenant Aaron couldn’t be happier with his new job…

Connie putting star decoration on a Christmas tree

Turning the page for a brighter future

Growing up in Applecross, the thought of spending years living on the streets of Perth was something that never crossed Connie’s mind. From the outside she had…

Chris and Lincoln standing in a boxing position wearing red sport clothes

Fighting fit with Chris and Lincoln

Who knew a visit to a local burger restaurant could be so serendipitous for one of St Bart’s consumers?

Chris Rayner had just ordered a burger at…

Colin playing on an electric piano

Colin the Music Man

 “You’ll have to excuse me if I keep asking you to repeat the question,” says Colin.While it’s not an uncommon statement from someone in their…

Kerry wearing a ball dress standing in a large hall

From consumer to selfless volunteer

It’s her warm nature and ability to talk openly to everyone and anyone that has earned Kerry the nickname “mum” to many living on the streets of…

Craig showing his plants in the garden

Craig’s culinary journey

A resident at St Bart’s Arnott Community Recovery Village, 36-year-old Craig has been making quite the stir lately – mostly in the kitchen, as he dives…

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