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Home For Heroes
Help for Vets in Need

In 2009, the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs released a report that identified that on any
given night across Australia, over 3000 veterans were homeless due to their service to our nation. 

More recently, organisations such as Homelessness NSW, have argued that the numbers of
homeless veterans across Australia is drastically higher than 3000, and have noted an increasing
tendency for homeless veterans to be comparatively young in age.

In response to this growing crisis, RSL LifeCare founded the Contemporary Veterans
Homelessness and Assistance Program
(Homes for Heroes) at Narrabeen in NSW. 

The program is available to veterans of contemporary conflicts, ex-servicemen and women post-
1991, and the families of those cohorts, provided they are genuinely homeless.  In addition to
permanent residents, we periodically provide accommodation to families and veterans on a
short stay basis.  There is no other dedicated homeless accommodation for contemporary
veterans in Australia.

The program is a comprehensive rehabilitation service.  We have taken the ‘housing first’
approach advocated by Mission Australia, and woven through many ‘wraparound’ programs
and services.  Every resident is required to give back to the program.  For instance, by doing
volunteer work, mentoring others, or engaging in education, training, and rehabilitation
opportunities.  The Homes for Heroes program is not a hotel service.

Chief Executive Officer of RSL LifeCare, Ron Thompson, stated: “the program is intended to
provide the young man and woman returning from conflict, the stability, security, support, and
opportunity to get back on their feet”. 
The program is overseen by veteran, Adrian Talbot.

Tax Deductable Donation
If you would like to make a difference and donate to this cause and help our Vets in need,
you can donate online with your credit card securely through PayPal from this page or
download the form to donate via EFT or cheque.  

If you are donating via EFT, please ensure you provide your contact details
so we can issue a receipt.  Or you can telephone during office hours on
(02) 9982 6666. All donations are tax deductible.
Online Donation

We honour and respect the commitment, dedication and sacrifice of all of our service personnel
and their families who have served our nation in peace and war, so we may live in peace
and freedom.

The Relay Walk on Sunday 1st May is to honour the bravery and sacrifice of the 42 Aussie
Soldiers who gave their lives for our nation in service in Afghanistan. They will always be remembered.

A full day's entertainment and activities will be provided for the whole family whilst team
members each complete their leg of the Relay. There will be food stalls, information booths,
children's activities, live music and a family fun day in the Park.

All monies raised will go directly to the "Homes For Heroes" service, saving lives and supporting
Vets in need.

We need you for the 1st Annual "Honour Our Heroes" Relay Walk! 
9.00am Sunday 1st May 2016 at Parramatta Park.

Join a team or register as an individual participant and encourage your family, friends,
neighbours and work colleagues to make a donation to support your efforts!

Register For Relay Walk
Sponsor a Team
Register To Volunteer

More Information: Honour Our Heroes Relay Walk