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April 18, 2021

One Roof Byron – a positive response to homeless crisis

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Genevieve Lee

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Homeless charity One Roof Byron, volunteers, clients, and staff worked hard to make it happen.

The art, music, and poetry was created by the everyday people of Byron Shire to the theme The Only Way Out Is In.

This was supported by the extraordinary talents of Vaggaphonics (catch them at Tropical Bloom) and Christo Warner poet.

Tiny home completed

We also celebrated the completion of our tiny-home trailer. Thanks to the generosity of landowners in the Byron Shire, One Roof Byron (ORB) is giving people the opportunity to help build their own tiny homes while being supported to develop the skills needed to live in one place for a longer time.

The model is particularly aimed at helping those relatively new to rough sleeping who seek change. 

Participants also have the opportunity to take part in permaculture and skilling activities, as well as work on resolving the factors which led them to experience homelessness in the first place. 

One Roof Byron is a registered charity run by community members, some of whom have lived experience of homelessness themselves. 

For more details email: [email protected] or see our FB.

♦ Genevieve Lee is from ORB.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Well done guys, you have hearts and the willingness to take action and make a difference.

    Isn’t it about time the government put homelessmess down as a priority?
    Supplying a plastic swag isn’t a proper solution

    It also baffles me when i hear that 100% of a deceased estate has been left to an animal shelter?
    As an animal lover I still beg the question: if a human or cat was homeless outside in the elements, which would find shelter, adapt and sleep better?

    Just food for thought.

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