Vollie calls for help for homeless youth

Peel Community Kitchen volunteer John Stallard. Picture: Jon Hewson d398414
Peel Community Kitchen volunteer John Stallard. Picture: Jon Hewson d398414

Mr Stallard said there were many homeless youth in the region.

Last month he tried to find accommodation for a homeless 14-year-old girl. He said there was a gap in the system because there was only funding for the 15-to-25-year age bracket.

Mr Stallard has been lobbying politicians about his concerns.

‘I have been involved with welfare in one form or another for more than 20 years,’ he said.

‘I have asked the City of Mandurah to supply me a house to sleep these unfortunates.

‘I can supply staff to keep them safe at night, a laundry and a shower.

‘The Peel Community Kitchen will feed them.

‘A bed, laundry and shower at $15 a night should be of no hardship.’

Mr Stallard said he had the support of many local agencies and clergy.

‘If someone can supply me a house today, we start today,’ he said.