Garron is 24 and has been sleeping on the streets for about 9 months. He says “I started sleeping rough with mates that I met at a homeless hub while waiting for long term housing. I suppose my relationship with my family broke down about four and a half years ago. I felt angry and hitting the streets was the only way to express it… there was a lot going on at the time and I wasn’t coping.”

Talking about his experience, he describes feeling that “homelessness on the streets at first feels freeing. But then it takes a toll on you. When you walk the street and see the people you may have been angry with before, it doesn’t make you feel good about yourself.”

Garron is still looking for his own long term housing while couch surfing at a mate’s place.


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