A short step to becoming homeless

Mary, a Street Care member and a single mother, tells ABC Newcastle’s Aaron Kearney about her very short journey to becoming homeless.

‘In 2008 I had a relationship break up,’ Mary recalls.

‘I’d moved interstate, and I had to come back. I had no job, no pay cheque, I fell into arrears with my rent.’

After three eviction notices and an unsuccessful appeal to a tribunal, Mary and her daughter were put out of their home.

‘It was absolutely devastating,’ she says.

Listen to Mary’s story

Image: Mary Sullivan with Gary Moore, CEO of Homelessness NSW. Photo by Karen Shorsbery (ABC Local).

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