Homelessness and Hardship - I want to help
What can I do if I see someone experiencing homelessness?
To ensure people experiencing homelessness are treated with dignity and respect, the City works with external outreach providers to help support positive outcomes for our vulnerable community members and recommends that businesses and residents adopt the same compassionate approach.
If the person/s are on public land, please contact the City of Wanneroo on 9405 5000.
If the person/s are on private property then alert the owner of the land. If you feel comfortable, assist the person by providing them with the City’s Support Services Guide and get in touch with Local Outreach Support Services who may be able to assist them further.
In any circumstance if there is suspected illegal activity or threat to your safety - Please contact the WA Police Force on 131 444 or 000 in an emergency.
How can we help as a community?
Homelessness is a complex issue with many influencing factors, but we can all contribute to help support people in their time of need by doing the following;
Respect - Understand that a person experiencing homelessness is a human being that deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Every story is different, so learn from those with lived experience and teach others about the various reasons and factors that lead to homelessness and hardship.
Support - There are many things that can help a person experiencing homelessness to live a more comfortable life. You can assist with providing access to these supplies by making a donation of items such as clothes, food and toys. You could also donate by contributing to the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal. Something that may mean nothing to you may mean the world to somebody else.
Volunteer - Volunteering your time and sharing your skills and knowledge can have a great impact on someone's life, and there are many different voluntary roles homelessness organisations need help with. Visit the Volunteering WA website for more information.