Why Sleep at the 'G?

Can you imagine being a teenager with no safe place to call home? Being homeless is traumatic – and often dangerous. Yet it’s the reality for over 7,000 young people in Victoria right now. They have no secure place of their own, and are often forced into unsafe housing, someone’s couch – or in some cases, out on the street. In one of the world’s most liveable cities, we know you’ll agree this is not ok.

Sleep at the ’G is your chance to do something about it!

Who you're supporting

When a young person finds themselves with no secure place of their own, they can be vulnerable to abuse and violence (often the cause of homelessness in the first place). And over half will miss out on regular school.

Without support of organisations like Melbourne City Mission, young people experiencing homelessness can become trapped in a cycle of poverty… And lose all hope of reaching their full potential.  

This shouldn’t be happening in the world’s most liveable city.  

And it doesn't have to. Because every story has something in common – courage of a young person and their determination to create a better future for themselves. With your support, we can help make that happen.

Your donations will help Melbourne City Mission provide young people experiencing homelessness with the opportunities and support they need to:

  • Find housing: in temporary accommodation, transitional housing or return home (when it’s safe to do so).
  • Rebuild their lives: reconnect with school, family, get mental health support, develop living skills and plan their future.
  • Know they matter: it sounds simple, but supporting a young person to believe in themselves is the foundation of a successful life.

Make a donation today

Let’s help put youth homelessness to bed. You can sponsor a friend or a team who are sleeping or simply show your support and donate to the cause. Every donation counts no matter the size and all donations $2 and over are tax deductible.

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