Donna Stolzenberg is a charity founder with a twenty-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 and employment. Donna is the founder and CEO of Melbourne Homeless Collective and National Homeless Collective. Both organisations support not only individuals sleeping rough, but also provide support to other established organisations and charities assisting the nations 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 schools, corporate organisations 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.