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HOMELESSNESS is increasingly the biggest challenge facing vulnerable locals among Sunraysia’s Indigenous community, according to staff at Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS).

Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) social and emotional wellbeing manager Raelene Stephens with Darlene Thomas who is MDAS’ team leader for its Koori Women’s Diversion, Gambler’s Help and ‘Bringing Them Home’ programs.Picture: Louise Barker

Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) social and emotional wellbeing manager Raelene Stephens with Darlene Thomas who is MDAS’ team leader for its Koori Women’s Diversion, Gambler’s Help and ‘Bringing Them Home’ programs.Picture: Louise Barker

MDAS’s Social and Emotional Wellbeing hub (SEWB) has now been open for just over a year and offers eight programs to help issues like mental health, drug and alcohol abuse and gambling.

Manager Raelene Stephens and team leader Darlene Thomas said the hub had been hugely successful in assisting clients with social and emotional issues under one roof, but there were still challenges.

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