These cropped modelling images of Tommy Little released on instagram.com/mrstommylittle in the days leading up to Youth Homelessness Matters day on the 18th April 2018.
Tommy Little, Alex Wadelton, Tom Whitty and Stu Morley worked together to execute the instagram modelling takeover of Tommy's instagram feed building intrigue, dialogue and suspense that expanded into digital, print and broadcast media. The full image was then released through the Project on Channel 10 the night before Youth Homelessness Awareness to draw attention to Youth Homelessness and the charities that support them. The uncropped picture shows the inside of the HoMie.com.au ... a social enterprise fashion label...where all proceeds go to supporting homeless youth.
@homie.com.au help homeless youth by giving them fresh clothes, haircuts, job training and actual jobs. So if you want to do something good just head to homie.com.au and buy yourself an awesome shirt and help those who are doing it tough right now. Youth homelessness is a complex problem but there are some simple things that we can do, and supporting a social enterprise like Homie is definitely one of them.
Launch Housing are one of Victoria’s largest providers of housing and homelessness support services. They provide crisis accommodation and are constantly at capacity, under resourced and bursting at the seams.
An example of hostile architecture.
The @lighthousefoundation provides homeless young people from backgrounds of long-term neglect and abuse, with a home, a sense of family, and around-the-clock therapeutic care that is individually tailored, trauma informed and proven to work. These guys do amazing work so if you want to find out more or donate head to lighthousefoundation.org.au
@laddertyh is an independent not-for-profit organisation which provide a mix of housing, support services and personal development programs for young homeless people aged between 16-25.
Ladder was established by AFL players in 2007 who recognized the power of sport to drive social change and continues to work alongside both AFL and AFLW players to mentor at risk youth. Ladder help young legends in Adelaide, Perth, NSW and Victoria. To find out more about them or to donate head to ladder.org.au
The number of homeless can be easy to underestimate because the majority of them don’t sleep on the street, they sleep on mate’s couches or in the back of cars, so whilst you may only see a small number on the street there are over 160 000 Aussie’s right now that are homeless. A third of them are under 25.
It’s not till you think of public toilets as your only toilet that you realise how few and far between they are. Support HoMie.com.au
This shot was at YSAS, one of the doctor’s rooms they have to offer young people affected by substance abuse. YSAS (Youth Support and Advocacy Service) help at risk youth with a range of services including free medical and mental health care. You can find out more about YSAS and how to donate at ysas.org.au