In 2009, the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs released a report that identified that on any given night across Australia, over 3000 veterans were homeless. It has been found it is drastically higher then this.
In response to this growing crisis, RSL LifeCare founded the Contemporary Veterans Homelessness and Assistance Program (Homes for Heroes) at Narrabeen in NSW. Chief Executive Officer of RSL LifeCare, Ron Thompson, stated: “the program is intended to provide the young man and woman returning from conflict, the stability, security, support, and opportunity to get back on their feet”.
The program is overseen by veteran, Adrian Talbot.
It gives Ramsgate RSL and Sub Branch great pleasure in presenting this $15,000 cheque at today's AGM to assist in the delivery of this great program.