Wesley To Launch Report On An Alternative Model Of Crisis Accommodation

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17th February 2010, 05:26pm - Views: 1032

Wednesday 17th February, 2010

CONTACT: Andrew Blyberg
0401 691 666, [email protected]

Media Event Alert

For Immediate Release

Wesley to launch report on an alternative model of crisis accommodation

WHAT: Wesley's 'No Vacancy' report highlights the need to move away from the failed motel model of crisis accommodation.

WHO: Wesley CEO, Poul Bottern, will launch the report

WHEN: 10:30am Thursday February 18

WHERE: Wesley Homelessness Services, 291A Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood 3143

WHY: Current motel models of crisis accommodation place an additional strain on family units and a family friendly approach would help to provide a more stable and safe environment, limiting the impact of crisis on the children.

Photo and interview opportunities will be available at the launch.

Media contacts:
To set up an interview or for further information please contact - Andrew Blyberg: 0401 691 666 or email [email protected] or Cassie Wells: 0466 205 772 or email [email protected]

About Wesley Mission Victoria
Wesley Mission Victoria provides services for people who are at risk of homelessness, people with disabilities, youth and families in crisis and older people. A community service organisation of the Uniting Church, Wesley advocates for better community and government responses to situations of need, and seeks to educate the wider public to change underlying attitudes and values about disadvantaged people.

SOURCE: Wesley Mission Victoria

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