Forty per cent of all homeless people are children and young people.
Amy Brown, a partner in PricewaterhouseCooper’s Infrastructure and Urban Renewal team, was struck by this staggering statistic after doing the Sydney Street Count, and then discovering that those numbers only represented seven per cent of homelessness in Australia, so she produced a documentary highlighting the issues surrounding youth homelessness entitled Being Invisible.
“One of the litmus tests of a healthy city and society is how we look after the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.”
“So I just want to ensure that the corporate world’s conversations about how can we make NSW a better place has everybody in mind, not just the people who are visible,” says Amy.
“Rather than just walking around telling people what I think about the state of the world and our eternal situation, I prefer to back that up with some tangible ways of serving and loving people.
“If you’ve read any of the Bible, that’s kind of what Jesus did, so I’d be silly to think that we’ve been called to do anything but that.”
“And I suppose, you know, if you’ve read any of the Bible, that’s kind of what Jesus did, so I’d be silly to think that we’ve been called to do anything but that.”More