What is an ally?
An ally is an advocate who supports a group or groups they are not part of, by taking tangible and ongoing actions to prevent and end systems of oppression.
As an organisation, Sacred Heart Mission is an ally of people who are experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. Our advocacy is focussed on changing systems to prevent discrimination, and improve the lives of our community members.
For people experiencing homelessness – it is about an absence of a home, a safe place to live, security, choices and control over one’s life. It is also often an absence of family and friends.
Many people experiencing homelessness have a lack of family support and few friends, which means as well as being disadvantaged they have no one to promote, protect and defend their welfare and justice. This is why allyship is so important.
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