HOW WE BEGAN
The Perth Homeless Support Group Inc. (PHSG) was started by Ron Reid and Michael Edwards in 2014 during the January summer heatwave. They realised the only free water accessible to the homeless in Perth was warm and came up with the idea of giving the homeless reusable water bottles and a water card so that they were able to access the cold water accessible from the ProAqua fountains.
To share this idea, a Perth Homeless Support Group Facebook page was created and within 2 weeks, the group reached over 800 members, and now boasts 12,5000 members. You can join the Facebook group here.
We have seen too many people needing help in our beautiful city and feel that this group can make a difference.
There are many organisations in Perth doing the best they can with limited resources to clothe, feed and support the homeless. We do our best to combine resources and meet the needs of those who have come upon hard times by collecting items to create care packages, pooling and distributing donations, and going on street walks to directly help the homeless people of Perth. We are not a big organisation, but we started with a small idea and we continue to make a difference – and you can, too.