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.

Homelessness Facts

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.

Everyone deserves to have a safe and constant place to live. Help support us in taking the first step to solving homelessness here!

Brad - Brad, 44 years of age, is a Melbournian born and bred. Over half his life he has been living on the street. 24 years to be exact. He used to make a living as a… Read more
Bernie - Bernie, 54 years old, has been living on the street on and off for around six to seven years. “I lose count. Takes a while to work it out.”, he explains. Bernie used to be… Read more