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Help end homelessness.

Taking on the Roughin’ It Challenge - with colleagues, friends, family or school mates - is a 24 hour challenge that can spark lifelong positive change.

Show your solidarity with people experiencing homelessness. Gather your crew, pick your date and challenge yourselves to live with no bed, one bag and less than $10 a day. You will be tested for 24 hours, with insights into the challenges of sleep deprivation, hunger and limited possessions. There’ll be surprises along the way – both welcome and not – that open your mind, prompt conversations and build your understanding and compassion for others.

Ask friends, family and colleagues to join your team and sponsor your challenge. All funds raised support the Melbourne Zero movement to end homelessness in our city.

Melbourne Zero is powered by Launch Housing, an independent Melbourne-based community organisation passionately committed to ending homelessness. From providing high quality housing and an innovative range of support, education and employment services, Launch Housing brings solutions to homelessness under one roof for thousands at risk of, or experiencing the crisis and trauma of homelessness.

With over 500 staff working across 15 locations in metropolitan Melbourne, Launch Housing combines direct action with advocacy, research and innovation to drive widespread change. The organisation believes housing is a basic human right that affords people with dignity and wants to create lasting societal change to help people most at need in our community. 

Launch Housing believes Melbourne can be a world leading city in ending homelessness, and that you are an important part of making this change possible.

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