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• Karratha gets message across

The canvas that greets drivers along the road into Karratha.

A canvas mural being displayed along a main road into Karratha is supporting The Salvation Army’s advocacy and social justice work in the Western Australia town.


The canvas, entitled ‘Everyone Deserves a Safe Home’, was organised by the Pilbara Family Domestic Violence Network, which works closely with Karratha Salvos.


During last year’s Homelessness Week, the Karratha Salvos team held a housing and support services expo. Facilitated by the Doorways team, the expo was a collaboration with many mission expressions across Karratha.


As part of the event, the Pilbara Family Domestic Violence Network arranged an art station to collect drawings of children imagining a safe home, using illustrations from community lunches as well.


A selection of those pictures was used to create the canvas for all to see. The art piece supports The Salvation Army’s advocacy and social justice work for the community’s most vulnerable. 


The Karratha Salvos’ housing and support services expo was a great success.

“We met some lovely community members [at the expo] and had a good opportunity to network and get to know the other services available in town,” said Danielle Black, Doorways Coordinator.


“We have such an amazing community services sector here in Karratha, and it is because of the passionate staff that go above and beyond to build genuine connections and get good outcomes for our community members.”


Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Regarding the housing crisis, Karratha leads the nation with an annual rise of 37.5 per cent in rent prices, reaching a median weekly rent of $1100 and less than 0.5 per cent of the total housing stock available to rent.


Those wanting to learn more and support the partnerships can take The Salvation Army’s homelessness quiz, or sign the petition to fund a pipeline of at least 25,000 social and affordable homes each year.

The art table where children were invited to imagine a safe home and draw it.





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