Post on b-sidescene
on May 18, 2011:
and surrounding Ipswich suburbs continue to rebuild after the January
floods, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale is encouraging all levels of the
community to work together to help the homeless.
“What I’ve realised is that homelessness is more than homelessness.
It affects a lot of people and there are different reasons for why
people are homeless,” he said.
“It can affect any of us. I don’t think we should be judgemental, I think what we should be is supportive.”
Cr Pisasale will join St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland’s CEO,
Peter Maher and other CEOs in June to experience a cold winter’s night,
sleeping rough at Brisbane’s South Bank
, for CEO Sleepout
“We’re expecting around 100 community and business leaders to sleep
out on Thursday June 16 as part of our challenge to them to raise money
and awareness for homelessness in Queensland,” Mr Maher said.
has a lot of youth homelessness due to unemployment and people who are
in transition can find themselves homeless,” Cr Pisasale said.
some homeless youths have started to find employment through support
agencies, there’s still more that can be done to reduce homelessness.
not about titles anymore, it’s not about positions, it’s about
responsibility as CEOs, along with the rest of the community, to
understand [homelessness] and to see what they can do to improve it,” he
“We have to work together, the private, public and political sectors, to make a difference.”
Support Paul Pisasale
and other CEOs sleeping out, or nominate your boss, via www.ceosleepout.org.au