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Emergency Youth Accomodation in Chisholm

By gusash 26 August 2012 25

Hello. My name is Angus. I currently live in emergency youth accommodation in Canberra. Basically, a youth refuge. I am a normal person, I wake up in the morning, I eat breakfast I go to school. I catch 3 buses to the other side of Canberra, but I still make the effort. My father died when I was 7, and my mother and I have irreconcilable differences over her use of drugs. 6 months ago I found myself homeless and couch surfing amongst friends. A month later when I thought I was settled in with friends, another dart came my way and I landed in a refuge. I am still making an effort to better myself as a person. And so are the people I live with. They either go to school, or they’re out looking for a job, trying to get somewhere. We are normal people.

As normal people, we have feelings. I just want to say that I am personally disgusted with the attitude of the Chisholm community towards the future refuge in the suburb. Your ignorant, biased views are an embarrassment to Australia and its accepting attitudes. A few nearby houses occupied by homeless youth won’t give you any less sugar in your morning coffee. A few nearby houses occupied by homeless youth won’t interrupt your drive to the office. A few nearby houses occupied by homeless youth, won’t impact on your uneducated, unempathic way of life. The people who’ll live in this refuge, will be young people who’ve been through a hard time, a deserve some understanding. Trust me.

Open your mind. We are people too. We’ve come from a bad home life but that does not make us bad people. Give us a chance. We don’t exist to make your life difficult. Seriously, get over yourselves – we’ve got much better things to do.

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Duffbowl 10:50 pm 27 Aug 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

NOW COME HELP ME GET RID OF THIS BLIGHT ON DUFFY

I think something has been lost in translation… I thought it was “this blight of Duffy”?

mareva 9:14 pm 27 Aug 12

Angus good on you mate. I couldn’t care LESS if a youth refuge turned up on my street. It means nothing.

We’ve got a few housos on our street and I’ve never noticed them coming and going. Right next door, on the other hand, is a batsh*t crazy very affluent retired couple who police the whole street and cause everyone more grief than the whole rest of the street combined.

Good and bad in every bunch.

Pull your heads out Chisholm.

eily 9:01 pm 27 Aug 12

zig said :

So why isn’t this refuge being built in Yarralumla, Deakin, Curtin? Plenty of unoccupied land around those parts that needs “urban infilling”. Plus the area is certainly more central than Chisholm is. I don’t live in Chisholm but still wonder why it is being built out that way.

Maybe because there already is one in at least one of the above suburbs, and has been for over twenty years.

And going on the crime figures the area in which it is located shows no spike in crime.

If anything that area seems to be rather lower than some other areas.

Brianna 8:42 pm 27 Aug 12

longshanks said :

So, on the one hand you have the attitude expressed by Miz: “I will fight tooth and nail, under the banner of ‘due process’, to prevent others from having access to the taxpayer funded services I currently enjoy.”

And then you have Angus above, who cuts through the crap, and reminds us that homeless youth are first and foremost people, not problems.

Perfect. Good luck to Angus.

Miz and Angus – one has a home, the other is a decent human being.

thatsnotme 8:39 pm 27 Aug 12

zig said :

So why isn’t this refuge being built in Yarralumla, Deakin, Curtin? Plenty of unoccupied land around those parts that needs “urban infilling”. Plus the area is certainly more central than Chisholm is. I don’t live in Chisholm but still wonder why it is being built out that way.

Nothing is being ‘built’. The stuff in Chisholm is happening with three existing Government owned houses.

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