Although most of us are privileged enough to have roofs over our heads, and close friends and family members to support us, this is far from the case for thousands of young Australians who are currently homeless. It’s estimated that over 40,000 young people find themselves without a home every night, and many of them have fled abusive home environments. Andrew Milward-Bason and Greg Pitts, directors of Melbourne-based architecture and design studio, Urban Creative, are lending their skills to support a program that’s endeavouring to create light-filled, welcoming environments across Australia in which homeless youth can be sheltered and nurtured. Each home will be bespoke-designed to house 4 youths and 2 live-in carers, and these homes will be arranged in clusters of 4, distributed around a local community for further support. This endeavor is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, so please help to spread the word!
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