Couch surfing a ‘risky wave’

IT’S a simple slogan –but the Salvation Army hopeit’s a message that cuts through a complex problem.
Nanjing Night Net

BREAKING THE ICE: Salvation Army Wagga captain Bindy Lupis at the charity’s Forsyth Street store to launch awareness campaign “The Couch Project”. Picture: Brodie Owen

The charity has launched a new campaign that aims to provoke discussion about youth homelessness and “couch surfing”.

A hidden form of homelessness, couch surfing sees young people crash at theirmates house night to night because they can’t or don’t want to go home. Salvation Army Wagga captain Bindy Lupissaid a problem arises when young people exhaust all their options and turn to unsafe environments.

“This is a problem we’re not immune from,” she said.“There are youth in Wagga that are couch surfing right now.”

The charity is asking Wagga to spend a night on the couch, with the help of sponsors,on September 18.More information at salvos.org419论坛.

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