Compassionate Sidewalks Plan Tackles the Issue of Homelessness


Council member Jesse Arreguin proposed the Compassionate Sidewalks Plan to tackle the ongoing issues of homelessness.

Arreguin decided to push through with only the community working group instead of having both a subcommittee with four council members and a community group to look into the causes of homelessness. At a council meeting, staff members also emphasized the need for long-term housing and a more centralized system for the homeless.

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Programs that provide supportive services which help people obtain and remain in suitable housing. Housing Search and Information; Housing Search Assistance; Relocation Assistance; Roommate Matching Assistance

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Thankyou Social Entrepreneur Grateful for Victorian Young Australian of the Year Title


Thankyou Social Entrepreneur Grateful for Victorian Young Australian of the Year Title

Daniel Flynn, 25, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Thankyou, has received the title of Victorian Young Australian of the Year.  “It’s an honor to be put in a category with finalists of this calibre…” Flynn said.




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