Durbanites encouraged to get to know the city's homeless

CATEGORY: General
DATE: 11 July 2017
AUTHOR: Times Live


The Denis Hurley Centre has invited residents of Durban to “get to know the homeless” at its Dare2Share event on Friday.

According to research conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council‚ “4,000 people live rough in the Durban CBD”‚ while one in three street people have been homeless for more than five years.

“Those of us used to more comfortable living arrangements will have the chance to share the city after dark with some of the homeless people who are on the streets every night‚” said Raymond Perrier‚ director of the centre.

“There will be an opportunity to share food‚ to share music and most importantly for fellow citizens to get to know each other. Those who want to‚ can roll up their sleeping bags and share the night with the homeless‚” he said.

According to research conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council‚ “4,000 people live rough in the Durban CBD”‚ while one in three street people have been homeless for more than five years.

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