Who We Help
Our aim is to help people who have slipped through the cracks, including the homeless, people with mental illness and/or disabilities, the elderly and anyone requiring support.
There are more than a hundred thousand people who are homeless in Australia, and about 23,000 of them in Victoria – living on the street, in tents, crisis accommodation, temporary and severely overcrowded lodgings. The lack of stability in their lives exacerbates mental and physical health as well as substance abuse problems, leading to an ever diminishing quality of life.
Reasons for homelessness
The main reasons for homelessness are domestic family violence, followed by financial difficulties and accommodation issues: lack of affordable rental; housing affordability; stringent home loan/lending standards, and housing values; The bulk of the homeless are aged between 19-34, followed by the under 12 age group. Help support us in taking the first step to solving homelessness here!
Stories from the street
The term ‘homeless’ does not refer to just those ‘sleeping rough’ in parks and gardens. Those living in rooming houses and bedsits, although under roofs, are equally – if not more – lacking connections, and inclusion.