Dear <<First Name>>,
Each year we pause and reflect during Homelessness Week.
Of course, we do our bit to raise awareness about youth homelessness and it's causes all year long. We are dealing with the acute side of youth homelessness, the prevention of it through supporting at risk young people and families and more recently our work involves reaching out into the community to try to help young people and families deal with conflict, communication and mental health issues so that we can try to influence change.
This year we attended the first national youth homelessness conference held in 20 years, which saw the release of the youth homelessness report card which concludes that, notwithstanding a commitment by one of our former prime ministers to halve homelessness by 2020, the number of homeless children and young people has substantially increased and it is estimated that there are 43,000 homeless children and young people seeking help from various agencies (from Prof Brian Burdekin's OP-ED article).
We feel passionately that it is time for change and that the moral responsibility to ensure the rights of state wards and homeless children are respected are felt and dealt with by government and society NOW - will you join us? Will you raise awareness by forwarding this to a friend, emailing your local government, holding a campaign yourself, donating or sharing the facts on social media?
The power for change lies with us all.