Donna Stolzenberg is a charity founder with a 20-year background working with and caring for people experiencing homelessness. Donna has a passion for supporting women and children escaping domestic abuse and those with significant barriers to stable accommodation. Donna is the Founder and Director of Melbourne Homeless Collective, an organisation that supports not only the individuals sleeping rough, but also provides support to other established organisations and charities assisting Melbourne’s homeless. Donna is a keen advocate of human rights, especially for those who cannot act on their own behalf, such as those with disabilities and mental health issues.
Donna regularly speaks on community radio, to school and community groups about homelessness and the issues faced by those living the experience. Her passion is myth busting and dispelling some of the common misconceptions surrounding homelessness, its causes and effects.