Creating with others, an inclusive community where everyone can find a place to belong.
A catalyst for social change, Holy Fools seeks to form transformative relationships fostering positive change both in the lives of individuals, as well as the broader community.
Belonging - we strive to create an inclusive community in everything we do; open to all regardless of gender, beliefs or past mistakes.
Bold - we speak boldly out into our culture, government and community about issues of justice and community.
Empowering - we believe that the power to change can come from the individual, and we do all we can to ensure positive change can take place.
Above and Beyond - we will work to exceed our own and others expectations through continuous learning and improvement.
Love and Respect - we treat everyone fairly and are committed to ensuring cultural safety;
Servant Hearted - in all we do, we will work with a servant's heart, not seeking fame or glory, but putting others first.
116,000 Australians will have no home tonight, an increase of 13.7% in the past 5 years; 59% male, and 42% female.
Despite only making up 2.8% of the Australian population, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people represent 22% of the homeless population.
Rough sleepers represent just 7% of all homelessness nationally. They are the tip of the iceberg.
There has been a 28% increase in Australians aged 55+ experiencing homelessness. They are a rapidly growing age bracket.
20% of Australia’s homeless population live in Victoria.
Homelessness in Victorian women is up 8.3% in 5 years; that’s 10,432 women with no shelter.
39% of the Victorians counted as homeless on Census night were under 25 years of age; that’s 9,742 young people with no home.
We acknowledge our Creator as well as the traditional custodians of the land that we work and play on, and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging. We strive to do all we can to care for this land as we work for reconciliation and justice.