Homelessness Week Events

About Homelessness Week:

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week (1-7 August) aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events, including providing information on the importance of housing as a solution and educating communities on how they can make a difference.

Glenorchy City Council is pleased to promote the following events for Homelessness Week 2022:

  • Wednesday 3rd August: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. You are invited to this this local event: Uncertainty – not knowing where you are going to sleep for the night; not knowing where your next meal will come from… compared with the minor discomfort of not knowing where you are going to attend this event and what the conditions will be like!?  Location TBC after you RSVP for this event.  Join us for a screening of I am Somebody, followed by some free warming food.  Please RSVP to Lisa.Rudd@gcc.tas.gov.au or phone Glenorchy City Council on 6216 6800.

Please rug-up and bring your umbrellas and a folding chair – as this event will not take place in a warm indoor space! https://sheltertas.org.au/events/uncertainty/

Throughout August, Glenorchy City Council will be working with the Glenorchy Library to collect dry and tinned food for people who are experiencing homelessness and also items for their pets. Donations will be distributed via Salvos Glenorchy.  Donations can be left at Glenorchy Library. https://sheltertas.org.au/events/action-august-and-homelessness-week-launch/

About I am Somebody

Now in it’s third iteration, the I am Somebody project, shares the diverse reality of homelessness through interview and image, for the people who are living it right now in Southern Tasmania. I am Somebody is a City of Hobart initiative developed with the Housing With Dignity Reference groups, in collaborations with audio artist Helene’ Thomas, photographer Andrew Wilson, and film maker Mick Lowenstein. This iterations of the project has been developed in close collaboration with Clarence City Council, Glenorchy City Council and Huon Valley Council.

Below is a proof image from the 2022 I am Somebody project to be displayed on Metro buses in August.

For more information: www.hobartcity.com.au/iamsomebody