Real Life Stories

No journey of homelessness is the same and behind every face there’s a story. Hear the stories of fearless Melburnians who have shared their personal experiences, challenged stigma and forged new futures.  Everyone deserves a safe place to call home.


A mission to transform young lives in Parliament.

“Walking inside the parliament building in Canberra, I realised I’m not here as a tourist anymore. I’m here on a mission, alongside dozens of other representatives from across the country”.

Sam went to Parliament to show the government one thing: Youth Foyer’s change lives. Now, we have one very simple ask: build more of them!



Providing better support for our queer community

I’m Tara and I’m a team leader at Launch Housing Southbank. I’ve been at Launch Housing for about five years now and working in the community mental health and housing sector for about seven years all together. My work here is a mix of direct client work and supporting, mentoring, and coaching the case managers here as their supervisor.

This Melbourne Pride, I’ve thought a lot about how my identify has informed my approach to providing a better service for LGBTQIA+ people experiencing homelessness.