Baptist Church finds a way to connect with Launceston's homeless community to reduce deaths

Caitlin Jarvis
By Caitlin Jarvis
July 6 2022 - 6:00pm
HELPING HAND: Launceston Baptist Church pastor Jeff McKinnon and chaplain Stephen Avery work with the 'street community' but say there are large cracks in the system that many fall into. Picture: file

Homeless people end up on the streets for a range of reasons, but the common denominator is trauma, but unfortunately, that trauma also means they fall through the cracks of a system with services designed to help get them back on their feet.

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Caitlin Jarvis

Caitlin Jarvis

Senior Journalist

I have worked in the Tasmanian digital/print media for 11 years, spanning two newsrooms. I have developed a keen interest in agricultural, development and education news, as well as issues-based long-form journalism. Contact me at caitlin.jarvis@examiner.com.au