Libby’s Story

Until recently, Libby was sleeping rough in Melbourne. Being winter in Melbourne, it was cold. “It was the kind of cold that gets into your bones,” she said. “Even wrapped in a doona.”

Libby went to Launch Housing, where we helped her find accommodation at one of our crisis housing sites. She could finally sleep safe in the knowledge that she was warm, dry and secure.

“It was a huge relief,” she says. “One of the best things was being able to shower every day. Every night I could lock the doors behind me. I checked the doors and windows three times before I went to bed.”

She is currently in a flat awaiting long-term housing, and she is getting on with her new life.

Now, Libby doesn’t just have a house, she has a home.