Communities and Justice

Room to grow

Daniel's story

Room to grow – Daniel’s story

“I’ve learned to be resilient. I’m growing stronger every day.”


Daniel sitting with two women on a table.

“Where Daniel is now, we see him as a flourishing, independent young person.”


Daniel shooting a basketball into the hoop.
Daniel pictured lent over, using his laptop

“If you remember where you came from, then you can know what you can do in the future.” 


Daniel pictured sitting on the edge of a brick fence.

How finding a home helped Daniel in other areas of his life

Moving out of an overcrowded living situation gave Daniel the room to grow as an independent young person. He’s improved in his education and his sense of belonging.


“When I moved… I felt relief. They found me a transitional property. From there I found a private rental... The Rent Choice I get covers almost half of the rent that I am paying.” Daniel


“It makes my job easier to focus on my studies. I’m studying a Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering. I enjoy building things with my hands.” Daniel

Social & community

“I volunteer for Canterbury-Bankstown Council… When you make friends they help you grow as a person. They’re always there for you.” Daniel

Help is available

Link2home is the statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service.

Ask Izzy

Ask Izzy website

Ask Izzy is a mobile website that connects people who are in crisis with the services they need right now and nearby.

Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800 (24/7)

Kids helpline website

Kids Helpline is a free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling service for young people aged between 5 and 25.

Last updated:

02 May 2023