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Views of homeless young people heard through photos

The Commissioner announced today his continuing support of a unique project that uses photography to portray what it means to be a homeless young person in WA.

‘Home is Where My Heart Is’, run by the Youth Affairs Council of WA since 2011, partners young people who have experienced homelessness with photographers to create powerful images to help raise awareness of the serious issue of youth homelessness.

The Expression of Interest period is open for young people who have experienced homelessness to be nominated to take part in this year’s project and exhibition.

The Commissioner said it was important to provide young people, particularly those who were vulnerable, with opportunities to have their voices and views heard by the broader community.

“Photography is a very appropriate medium for young people with these experiences to tell their stories and express their hope for a bright future,” the Commissioner said.

“I am looking forward to meeting and talking to some of the young people that participate in this project in 2016, and in seeing their exhibition, so we can better understand what we can do to reduce youth homelessness in WA.”