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Street Law is a free outreach legal service for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Western Australia.

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Raising awareness in our community is key to driving change and ending homelessness. It is only when we understand an issue without judgment that we can expect people to want to drive change for that issue.There are too many people without secure and adequate accommodation; Homeless Healthcare recently announced that “there were 14 people new to homelessness for each person taken off the streets.” Action needs to be taken to prevent the rise in the number of people experiencing homelessness and that starts with you. This Homelessness Week we ask that our followers and supporters take the time to look into the causes and impacts of homelessness. As you can see in the video, there are a lot of misconceptions about homelessness, however, the realities of homelessness cannot be ignored.#HW2022 #homelessnessawareness #HomelessnessWeek2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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St Pat’s are offering overnight shelter to ensure people have a warm and safe place to sleep and a hot meal over the next three days during the severe weather warning. Anyone wishing to stay the night will need to be at the centre before 6pm and to remain throughout the evening. Stay safe everyone 💚With the wild weather set to last until Wednesday, we are offering our Day Centre as an overnight shelter to ensure people have a warm, dry and safe place to sleep and a hot meal.If you need help, give us a call or head to 12 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle.#perthstorms #bom #severeweatherwarning ... See MoreSee Less
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Street Law’s extended outreach for Homelessness Week 2022!As part of Homelessness Week, we will be extending our reach beyond our usual six outreach legal clinics this week and using or social media platform to raise awareness of the impact and facts about the issue of homelessness. The photo depicts some of the different types of accommodation people who are experiencing homelessness utilise. The photo also outlines our scheduled pop-up legal clinics for the week. #HW2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s Homelessness Week!This week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on those who are experiencing homelessness within the local community and the whole of Australia. It is a week to reflect on the collective action needed by our communities and all levels of government to help break the cycle of homelessness. We are proud to be one of a number of not-for-profit services that are working with those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness to break down one of the many barriers to exit homelessness. How does Street Law assist to end homelessness in Western Australia?One critical factor that affects people who are trying to exit the cycle of homelessness and poverty is trying to resolve their legal issues they are faced with. Whether it’s an upcoming court hearing for obstructing a police officer, struggling to obtain their fundamental identity documents for housing, or having thousands of dollars of outstanding infringements, these will be reasons why a person cannot exit homelessness. At Street Law, we provide free legal assistance and advice to people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We provide legal assistance in the areas of law that most commonly affect our client group, including fines & infringements, criminal and traffic matters in the Magistrate Court, driver’s licence issues, obtaining interstate and international identity document, criminal injuries compensation applications and recovery orders, restraining orders, police complaints and more. We also work closely with other highly relevant social, welfare and health services to provide our clients with holistic support to exit homelessness. #HW2022 #HousingHealthHomelessness ... See MoreSee Less
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TRUE OR FALSE THURSDAY!TRUE: In WA, the police have the authority to stop vehicles and require the driver to submit a breath test. If a person refuses to comply with the breath test, that person will be charged.The penalty for refusing a breath test or to provide a sample for testing is often the same as committing a serious drink or drug driving offence. This can mean fines, imprisonment and licence disqualification. Even when the licence disqualification period has been served, a person will be required to participate in the Alcohol Interlock Scheme to be able to drive again. ... See MoreSee Less
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