300 Blankets – Outreach Program
Since July 2015, 300 Blankets has operated the Outreach Program, where at least twice a week year-round, a group led by one of our dedicated Outreach Leaders directly engages with people sleeping rough in Melbourne’s CBD. 300 Blankets recognised early on that consistency and reliability of our presence out on the streets is essential to developing relationships and trust with people. The Outreach Program works to provide people experiencing homelessness with friendship and support in a time when they are generally in greatest need of social and material assistance. This effort is in recognition of the fact that social isolation and a sense of disenfranchisement can proliferate among people on the streets.