Introduce Yourself

I’m Doug. I’m 46 years old and i was born in Australia.

Education & learning

Secondary school and horticultures.

Something you are passionate about

My children. I would walk a thousand miles to be with them.

Proudest Moment

My proudest moment was when my daughter called me Dad for the first time.

Happiest memory

Holding my son in my arms for the first time.

How did you become homeless?

My mental health and a relationship break up.

The hardest part about being homeless

The hardest part for me is having to deal with the issues that made me homeless.

What have you learned from your experience of homelessness?

Never say never.

One message about homelessness

No child is born to be homeless. Nobody has the dream or aspiration to be homeless.

What are your aspirations for the future?

To be stronger, to be a better person and to be well.