Live in a car or on the streets - sad choice

Michelle Millward hopes the community will act to help 15 families facing an uncertain future.
Michelle Millward hopes the community will act to help 15 families facing an uncertain future.

MICHELLE Milward is trying to be strong for her “family”.

However, she is worried that when the Bounty Accommodation centre closes down in a few weeks that the 15 families who are currently staying at the facility will be put out on streets.

The Bounty offers crisis accommodation but will soon close down.

As manager of the facility she is trying to do what she can to find them somewhere to stay but she needs help.

She gets emotional when she thinks about how her friends are facing an uncertain future - see video.

Michelle's heartfelt plea

Michelle's heartfelt plea

Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis is doing what she can and recently went down to the Bounty.

“The Bounty has scope to provide accommodation, but currently is not listed as a Temporary Accommodation provider,” Mrs Sudmalis said.

“The Federal Government provides funding to the NSW State Government to allocate accordingly.

“I don't want to see these people turned out onto the street, there just isn't the capacity at the moment to take these people in, or the accommodation space for them.

“I encourage all affected individuals and families to make contact with the NSW Department Family and Community Services Nowra to ensure all housing options are explored.

“NSW Department of Family and Community Services has already completed one assessment and provided assistance to one gentleman into shared accommodation.

“There needs to be an answer found on this one and very quickly because evidently everything's shutting down on August 20.”