'Got my life back': Woman finds home after years on the streets

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  • Author(s): By:Michaela Meade
  • Source:
    Geelong Advertiser: Web Edition Articles (Australia), November 8, 2023 Geelong News And Galleries, 3pp
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    • Abstract:
      A Geelong West woman has shared how she went from being homeless to living independently, with a local support organisation helping her get into the private rental market. Shae Samios was in the psychiatric ward of a Geelong hospital after living on the streets for multiple years over the pandemic. The 44-year-old lives with mental health issues and a physical disability, and said a support worker at the hospital suggested she look into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for housing and everyday support...