Tiny Soup-er Thursday!
Thursday, 22 August – 6.30-8pm
Satisfy your Tiny House curiosity – and help us end homelessness!
St Pats is exploring a pilot project to use volunteer-built Tiny Houses On Wheels to provide low-cost housing to people at risk of homelessness.
On Thursday, 22 August, we’ll have a display from Tiny Homes Perth on site, as part of our pitch to the Fremantle Foundation’s Impact100 donors.
You’re invited to:
- Check out a Tiny House – a compact, low-cost housing option;
- Take a tour of the St Pats Day Centre; and
- Share a mug of tasty soup with some of our residents and learn more about homelessness
Your donation of $10 will help us provide our vital services to our homeless neighbours in Fremantle, and develop new and innovative projects that will make a real difference.
Come any time from 6.30pm. Tickets can be bought at the door. Tiny House and Day Centre tours will run continuously.
International Overdose Awareness Day Morning Tea
Thursday, 29 August – 9:30am-11:30am
St Pats is proud to support International Overdose Awareness Day, an initiative where thousands of people worldwide will stand alongside families and friends and reflect on those who have been lost to fatal overdoses.
As part of this initiative, St Pats will be holding a remembrance morning tea at the St Pats Day Centre on the 29th of August. All community members are welcome to attend and are encouraged to write a tribute message in a book of condolence.
An education session on recognizing and responding to opioid overdoses will follow the morning tea. The St Pat’s Crossroads drug and alcohol outreach team will be on hand, offering assistance and to participants where needed. The Crossroads team will also hold naloxone training and upon successful completion, participants may take home naloxone.
The morning tea will begin at 9:30am and all members of the community are welcome.
Homelessness Week is an annual week coordinated by Homelessness Australia to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve enduring solutions.
Homelessness Week came about from various churches and missions running winter vigils to remember people who had died on the streets. These vigils were normally held in August as it is the coldest time of the year and when most people were likely to be overcome by the elements. Over the years, more churches became involved and in 2007 Homelessness Australia (then the Australian Federations of Housing Organisations AFHO) began coordinating it as a national awareness week.
Donations to St. Pat’s can be made online at www.stpats.com.au/donate