Homelessness Week raises awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions. Homelessness Week is a national event, with events held across Australia during the first full week in August.
This year, Homelessness Week will be held from the Monday 2nd- Sunday 8th of August 2021.
The need to reduce and eliminate homelessness in Tasmania has never been more urgent:
Events will be held right across Tasmania throughout Homelessness Week. Information will be added as events are announced, but you can stay up to date with what’s happening in Homelessness Week (and the housing and homelessness sector) by subscribing to Shelter Tas’ eNews.
The Homelessness Week 2021 official welcome address by the Hon Michael Ferguson Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing will be available from Monday 1 August at 8am.
We have created a number of resources to help you plan and promote your event. Please contact the Shelter Tas Team to access the #HW2021 resources which include:
- Poster templates: Horizontal or Vertical
- A5 Poster Template (two per page)
- Email signature banners option one or option two
- Social Media Tile
Host an event
Hosting an event during Homelessness Week is a great way to raise awareness and connections within your community. You can also use it to build political influence to achieve change – for example by visiting your local MP or inviting them to attend your event.
If your organisation is holding an event for Homelessness Week in Tasmania and you would like to be included in the event calendar, please contact us.
With such a varied calendar of events in Homelessness Week throughout Tasmania, not all are suitable for media coverage. Please contact event organiser for details.
Centacare Evolve Housing and CatholicCare Tasmania representatives will be visiting schools across greater Hobart to raise awareness on the topic of homelessness and explore solutions and actions to create change with students and teachers. Students from participating schools are invited to decorate large cut-out card houses with facts and statistics about homelessness in Tasmania. These will be accompanied by messages ...Find out more »
Launceston services are getting together in the Civic Square Launceston to answer all you questions and raise awareness of Homelessness Week. St Vincent de Paul Society Vinnies Van Salvation Army Street Beat Van City Mission Snag Chat Van Shekinah House Launceston Karinya Young Womens Shelter & Housing Connect invite you to join them on: Thursday 5 August at the Civic ...Find out more »
All three seasons of Filthy Rich and Homeless will be promoted by SBS On Demand during Homelessness Week 2021 along with a link to the educational resources also developed to sit alongside this series. Filthy Rich And Homeless | Documentary | SBS On Demand Teaching Resources - Homelessness - Filthy Rich and Homeless | SBS LearnFind out more »
Glenorchy City Council are organising a range of events throughout the month of August, including: An art exhibition and art workshops at the Salvos in Glenorchy throughout August – based on the theme of ‘Window and Doors’. Created by people who are currently experiencing homelessness or have lived experience of homelessness. A display and collection at the Glenorchy Library; collecting ...Find out more »
People who are experiencing a housing crisis amaze us every day by demonstrating courage, resourcefulness and determination as they work towards their housing goals. We’d love you to share in those attributes on your Hats for Homelessness Day. Wear a hat, give a donation, make a difference for homelessness! Talk to your colleagues or classmates and pick a day between ...Find out more »
Anglicare's North West Housing Connect Team will be presenting 5 interactive Educational sessions to Senior students at Marist Regional College in Burnie. Topic – Homelessness – ‘Everybody needs a home’ Monday – 1 - sessions Wednesday – 2 - sessions Friday – 2 session *Private event, no media.Find out more »
Anglicare's Housing Connect Team in Launceston will be sharing information and raising awareness around homelessness and a range of locations throughout the week. Monday 02/08 at Meadow Mews from 10am – 2pm Tuesday 03/08- Safe Space Launceston and Kmart (TBC) Wednesday 04/08 – Prospect Vale (TBC) and George Town Neighbourhood House Thursday 05/08 in Civic SquareFind out more »
You are invited join CatholicCare Tasmania Housing Connect Support and other services in the housing sector for a morning tea to mark Homelessness Week 2021. The event will include information on: • Current statistics and demographics of homelessness • How tenants experiencing difficulties are supported • Information about CatholicCare Housing Connect Support • Referral process for how your tenants can be ...Find out more »
This year's national theme for Homelessness Week is “Everybody needs a home”. There will be a national launch held via zoom on Monday 2 August from 11am – 12.15pm EST. Hosted by the ABC’s Patricia Karvelas, Dr Angela Jackson, Lead Economist, Equity Economics will talk about her report commissioned by the Everybody’s Home campaign: Nowhere to go: the benefits of providing long ...Find out more »
St Vincent de Paul are holding a breakfast on Tuesday August 3rd from 7:30am-8:30am to raise awareness of homelessness in Hobart. There will be free hot drinks and breakfast pizzas available. Guest speakers will talk briefly of homelessness in Hobart; the cost of living game will be set up for people to participate in, this allows participants to understand how ...Find out more »
Clarence Talks- Homelessness in Clarence 10-11.30am on Tuesday, 3rd August Find out all you need to know about homelessness in Clarence and what is being done to help our homeless community. This event is at the Rosny library and is a free ticketed event Event Link: https://www.liveclarence.com.au/activities/homelessness-in-clarence-clarence-talks/ Tickets can be secured here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/clarence-talks-homelessness-in-clarence-tickets-163287716957Find out more »
Learn from services about homelessness in Clarence. Find out wat you can do to help in a practical way. Free sausage sizzle, hot drinks, hot soup and activities. Find out more about the support packs - backpacks filled with essential items - which are currently being distributed to people doing it tough in Clarence. This event is a collaboration between ...Find out more »
Join the City of Hobart on Tuesday 3rd August for the launch of the Hobart Helps card. Developed in collaboration with local service providers and people with a lived experience of housing stress and homelessness, this pocket size resource provides service provider contact details and a map to assist people find the help that they need. Free event, no RSVP ...Find out more »
The City of Hobart Housing With Dignity Reference Group are pleased to invite you to the official opening of the second iteration of the I am Somebody exhibition on Tuesday 3rd August from 2pm-3pm. These personal and moving audio and photographic interviews highlight the strength and resilience of local people who have experienced or who still are experiencing homelessness. The ...Find out more »
The City of Hobart Housing With Dignity Reference Group presents the second iteration of the I am Somebody exhibition. These personal and moving audio and photographic interviews highlight the strength and resilience of local people who have experienced or who still are experiencing homelessness. Originally from Tuesday 3rd August, until Friday 6th August, from 11:00am - 3:00pm the exhibition is ...Find out more »
This special Homelessness Week forum will be co-ordinated by the City of Hobart, Anglicare Tasmania, Colony 47 and the Youth Network of Tasmania. Featuring the Commissioner for Children & Young People and representatives from the Tasmanian community sector, the audience will engage in discussion about the future of co-ordinated care provision for unaccompanied children experiencing homelessness. The interactive forum will ...Find out more »
Facilitated by Palliative Care Tasmania, key Tasmanian stakeholders, service providers and those with lived experience are invited to come together to brainstorm a set of nationally selected questions about palliative care and homelessness. The aim is to collate this information/barriers/solutions to formulate a national policy statement and recommendations for this area of homelessness. To register your interest please contact Gaylene.Cunningham@pct.org.au ...Find out more »
The Salvation Army will be holding a Homelessness Week 2021 event at The New Norfolk Rowing Club carpark at the esplanade in New Norfolk. The Salvos will be cooking bacon and egg rolls with tea and coffee. It will start at 7.30am on Friday the 6th August until about 9.00am. We are inviting people to come along and have breakfast ...Find out more »
Kingston Neighbourhood House (KNH) will be launching the presence of Orange Sky Laundry at KNH on Friday 6th August 2021 at 10AM. Orange Sky will operate weekly from 11AM – 1 PM and we have invited Kingston Library to offer Literacy & Numeracy Support at 11AM – 1PM. Representatives from the local community, including politicians and dignitaries, and community service ...Find out more »
Join Centacare Evolve Housing and CatholicCare Tasmania at Mathers House where they will be raising awareness about homelessness in Tasmania. They will be showcasing perspectives from students and young people and highlighting how their programs, wrap-around supports and approaches enable outcomes as we work with clients and stakeholders. Guest speakers include; His Grace, Archbishop Julian Porteous and CEO Centacare Evolve ...Find out more »
Youth, Family and Community Connections (YFCC) is a not-for-profit, community organisation that provides a range of services to young people, families and individuals in communities across the North West Coast and West Coast of Tasmania. As part of Homelessness Week 2021, YFCC will be holding a luncheon at the Argosy Hotel in Devonport on Friday 6th August. The aim is ...Find out more »
The Salvos Sleep Out raises awareness and conversations around the lived experiencing of homelessness in Hobart while also raising money to keep the Street 2 Home Team operational. Street 2 Home is the only primary outreach service on the street and in the parks of Hobart getting people experiencing homelessness connected to services. This year, Salvos Sleep Out will encourage ...Find out more »
Couch Wars is an activity filled experience for youth in school years 9-12. The experience includes a sleep out with numerous simulation and game-based activities designed to education and generate discussions around poverty and homelessness. Participants can also contribute to solutions through choosing responses such as volunteering, preparing items for people experiencing homelessness or raising funds. Contact Ashleigh at the ...Find out more »