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Lesley - Queensland

“I slept rough on the streets of Brisbane for three and a half months but I came off the streets a couple of years ago."

"Now I’ve changed my life around. I took up creative writing. I take solace from my writing and doing my art. I love going to Red Cross Jeays Street Community Centre. There’s always someone around if you need someone to talk to.

"I enjoy going in and having a laugh with the boys. You’ve got to have a laugh. At Jeays Street I can sit back and relax and I’m still here.” – Lesley, artist, writer and recovering alcoholic.

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