Homelessness Week: Meelon sleepout raises $5000


Canning MHR Andrew Hastie and sleep out participants.
Homelessness Week: Meelon sleepout raises $5000
Canning MHR Andrew Hastie and sleep out participants.

CARLA and Marty Fadelli run four Homestead Mental Health Recovery Programs, with the aim of buying a homestead in Meelon to house the programs.

On August 6, during Homelessness Week, they hosted a sleep-out event in Meelon to raise funds.

They raised $5000 thanks to the members of the community who took part.

These included Canning MHR Andrew Hastie, Counsellor David Schumacher and Halo group’s Kath Palmer.

They were sponsored by members of the community to sleep out, and compete in some crazy and hilarious dares.

“This sleep-out and the Homestead For Youth Donateathon raised an additional $16,000 towards our goal through these fundraising events that rely on the support and promotion of our local community,” Carla said.

“As we all work together we can continue to reach the goal of safe recovery and refuge for hurting youth.”

The Homestead program will benefit some of the 44,000 homeless teenagers in WA, young people with mental illness and those suffering from self harm and suicidal thoughts.