There are too many young Victorians who are homeless, living without shelter or a place to call home, and the unmet demand for services is increasing. Over 6,000 young people are forced to either ‘couch surf’ or ‘sleep rough’ every night in Victoria. Homelessness is one of the most severe forms of disadvantage and social exclusion that any person can experience. It is a frightening and traumatic experience for young people, and has a direct adverse effect on their health and well being. Sleep at the 'G is your opportunity to do something about this crisis.
Sleep on a cardboard box in solidarity with young people experiencing homelessness and raise vital funds to support Melbourne City Mission's life changing work. Sleep at the ’G is Melbourne’s response to this tragedy – and YOU are invited to be a part of it! We hope you will put your best PJ’s on and join us at the MCG on Thursday 4 May 2017. We will be in touch in early 2017, so stay tuned and be the first to register for Sleep at the 'G 2017.
Who the event supports
Every young person experiencing homelessness has a unique set of circumstances and while the vast majority are sleeping on someone’s couch, in a car or rooming house, many are literally outside on a cardboard box. Yet, every story has something in common – courage of a young person and their determination to create a better future for themselves. With your support, we can help make that happen. Liam tells his story below.