Jane Armstrong – Homelessness We Care

Jane Armstrong (Class of 1993) manages the organisation Homelessness We Care (HWC), with her partner Sim. The organisation provides food, toiletries and clothing for the homeless in the Perth CBD. HWC also coordinates professionals to volunteer their time and services including haircuts, podiatry, physiotherapy and doctor check-ups to the homeless on Tuesday nights.

Jane receives a tremendous amount of support from friends and businesses donating food and personal items. Many friends volunteer their time to serve dinner and are very happy to chat, laugh and hug the homeless.

Since starting in October 2015, Homelessness We Care has over 70 volunteers with Santa Maria College now joining the ranks of awesome people involved.

Jane Armstrong is also a Nursing Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor at the Challenger Institute of Technology and Director of the Armstrong Agency which works with individuals wanting to reignite their passion for life, by overcoming conditioned behaviours, thoughts and patterns. We are so blessed to have Jane as an Old Girl.

The Year 10 students and staff at Santa Maria College have begun volunteering their time to help and support HWC once a month. The students get to experience working with the community and a better understanding on the issue of homelessness.

The next two dates of the Homeless Food Run will be:

Tuesday 6 June

Tuesday 27 June

If you wish to assist in sourcing, preparing or serving food on any of these dates, please contact smcoga@santamaria.wa.edu.au

We are also collecting the following items to distribute:

Sleeping bags

Blankets

Gloves, scarves, beanies

Mens and womens new underwear and socks

Grocery plastic bags

Plastic containers for leftovers

Please let smcoga@santamaria.wa.edu.au  know if you can donate any of these items, so collection points can be arranged.

If you wish to help Jane and volunteer your time to Homelessness We Care, visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/homelessness.we.care.perth/ for more information.

 

Jacob Steber