Over the past 20 years, the number of teenagers experiencing homelessness has doubled to 22,000. When people think of the peninsula, they rarely think of homelessness. The reality is our local area has high rates of homelessness with very few safe places for people to turn. Issues such as isolation, lack of transport, limited employment and education opportunities, and lack of affordable housing compound the issue within our local area.
This is why Fusion exists.
Fusion is a not-for-profit Christian Youth and Community organization, that has been providing housing, youth programs and community support since the 1960s. Located in the old Army Barracks in Mt Martha, the service is available to young people experiencing homelessness aged 15–21 years. We operate on the philosophy that all people have a fundamental need for community and purpose; Fusion’s programs seek to connect young people to networks in the community and engage them with a wider sense of belonging and achievement. By providing early interventions to youths within our program, Fusion seeks to address many issues that trigger long-term homelessness.
We, at Harcourts Mornington, love to support local charities and believe that the work Fusion Mornington Peninsula are doing is having an amazing impact on the young lives of many.
Please visit their Facebook Page for more information and to keep updated on the fundraisers and events