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biblical Passage {Judge]
What needs to be done?
In Leviticus 25:35-36 it says,
“If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you. Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God, that your brother may live beside you.
This passage tell us,
To assist those in need, whether they are a stranger or you 'brother'.

Also in Luke 3:10-11 it says,
And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”
This passage is here to tell us, those with more should give and help the poor so that everyone may have an equal amount, and i feel that this would apply to the issue of homelessness likewise.
What is happening to help? {Act}
Many homeless people are found on the streets of Australia, this has become an issue as these people are often young, cold and starving with no were to stay.
The reasons for this are,
Because everything is becoming more expensive and many people can't afford these items, houses clothes and food.
Orphans and foster care children are more likely to be homeless as they're not receiving proper care and left to survive at a young age.
Also people are being born into poor families that cannot support their basic needs.
Homelessness {See, Judge, act}
The Issue, {See}
The reasons for Homelessness in Q.l.d, {See}
Currently,
There are currently 105,237 people in Australia who are homeless.
The rate of homelessness (which takes into account population density) is 49 out of every 10,000 people (0.5% of the population).
42% of the homeless people in Brisbane are under the age of 25.
Homelessness Statistics, {see}
What is happening? {Judge}
The issue of homelessness is faced by many young Australians
These homeless people did not choose to be homeless,
It is often due to mental illnesses
or, substance abuse. Such as drugs or chemicals.
The percentage of homeless people with mental illnesses is 14%

Saint Thomas of Villanova,
The picture to the right shows saint Thomas helping the poor
One of his teachings about the homeless was,
"If there are people who refuse to work, that is for the governor and the police to deal with. My duty is to assist and relieve those who come to my door."
In this he talks about the poor, and he chooses to help them, as you should as well
There is a general movement that is being taken by the public
Charities and organizations have been setup to help homeless people and to control the issue.
This large issue has been brought to the governments attention
The government has supported the charities with funding and acknowledgment
what action is being taken now? {act}
Currently,
There is a multiple organizations that try to remove, or lessen the issue of homelessness in Queensland
Organizations such as, Rosies and the Red Cross
These organizations focus on helping people by offering,
Tenancy support to those at risk of losing their rent, or becoming homeless
They offer street wise first aid and personal mentors and helpers to assist these people and get them off the street
What is being done by the community to help {act}
To this day the community are,
helping the homeless by donating to charities
helping with fundraisers held by the red cross and Rosises
Also donating time and money to help organizations with the issue that faces 0.5% of australians
People in the community donating their time to an organization, that helps the homeless
It also explains the issue
Video about the homeless in Queensland {act}
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