School Sleepout in QLD

As a school community you can do more than just provide a hand out this winter; together we can increase awareness of homelessness issues through the School Sleepout initiative.  On any given night during Term 3 your school can simulate what life must be like for those in our community without a place to call home by running/hosting  a school sleepover for one night.

For your school this will:

  • Raise awareness about homelessness and the multiple underlying issues related to homelessness, in particular youth homelessness.
  • Challenge your school community to make a difference to those living rough within your local area
  • Allow students to advocate and be a voice for those in need in your community and raise funds to show your school that you can make a difference this winter
  • Connect with pre-existing homeless services within your community, example Homeless vans or Social Justice Groups in your area.

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For further information about our School Sleepout initiative please contact the Youth Department on 07 3010 1073 or at youth@svdpqld.org.au.