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Creative connections

Len was sleeping rough when he reached out to Ruah for support. Visiting the Ruah Centre every morning, he gained the knowledge, confidence and connections needed to apply for, and secure, accommodation. Within two years, he was in his own home – something he has cherished every day since.

Today, more than 12 years later, what started as a necessity has turned into a decade long relationship for the Ruah Centre and Len. He returns to the Centre every Thursday morning to support others who are experiencing homelessness and or sleeping rough, by running the Ruah Centre art room.

It’s an activity he says brings great benefits for those who are homeless and sleeping rough on the streets of Perth.

“Art is a gift. I see the benefits art brings to the artists who come through here. It’s the highlight of their week,” Len said.