Thursday, March 28, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Community Calls For Help To Home A Young Local

Amidst the shadows of despair, 25-year-old Jess has found a glimmer of humanity and recognition from local business owner Kylie after Jess had been forced to sleep on the streets due to having nowhere else to call home. Kylie recognised the young girl outside her business and offered to help her by initiating a GoFundMe campaign with the aim of securing funds for housing and other essential items to support Jess's needs.

Due to no fault of her own, Jess has been homeless for the last four months and since having no place to call home, her phone and wallet were stolen from her whilst enduring terrible circumstances on the streets of Mackay.

Jess is registered with all organisations, but community centres are prioritising women with children during this heart-breaking rental crisis.

Kylie, owner of Art Haus has kindly asked the community of Mackay to chip in and ‘dig deep’ to raise money for Jess to be able to get back on her feet and find a room to rent.

Jess is a qualified barista and also has experience in aged care.

Kylie describes her as having “a beautiful warm loving energy” and wants nothing more than for the community “to come together to give her a hand to get her back on her feet.”

“She needs a room to live, a job, clothing, a phone and a bike for transport would be wonderful too.

“Let’s help this beautiful girl! I know she will make us all very proud.”

To donate or assist Jess in any way, please visit GoFundMe – Help Beautiful 25yo Jess get off the streets, organised by Kylie Ferriday.

25-year-old Jess, battling homelessness due to no fault of her own, to help her in this challenging time, please visit her GoFundMe to donate.

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