As I said when I mentioned this a few days ago, M worked at the Oasis for a year or two. So I had heard a bit about it, and of course I see the place often enough, and some of the faces I have seen quite often.
I am in awe, though, at what I saw. Did you see it? I mean, really what can anyone say that is adequate?
Just go and see for yourself.
Here is the recent Homeless Youth Report. 2008 Youth Homeless Report.
Good to see our local Member of Parliament, now Minister in charge of these matters, whose electoral office is opposite The Oasis. Good to think there is every chance we now have a government that is, it appears, determined to do something. Any way we can, let’s encourage and support them.
Yes, this is Surry Hills 2008, but much wider than that…
Going outside half an hour later I see the homeless on Elizabeth Street in their usual place outside The Edge Cafe…