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Homelessness prevention

Homelessness can affect anyone—from single young people to families with children.

A staggering 20,000 people in Queensland are experiencing homelessness—this is 1 in every 200 Queenslanders (source, Australian Bureau of Statistics).

It can mean people who are sleeping rough, as well as people who are staying in temporary, unstable or substandard accommodation.

The reasons for homelessness are varied and complex—including mental illness, domestic violence, relationship breakdowns, debt, substance abuse, housing affordability.

We fund over 100 non-government organisations to deliver more than 200 specialist homelessness services to help.

How you can help

  • Be part of the conversation—share your ideas.
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and share our stories and use the hashtag #endhomelessness

With your help, we can break down the stigma of homelessness and mental health.

Homeless hotline

Homeless Hotline is a phone information and referral service for people who are experiencing homelessness.

Calls to Homeless Hotline are free (calls from mobiles are charged at applicable rates). The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Freecall: 1800 474 753

Email: psosupport@smartservice.qld.gov.au

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Last updated:
10 August 2017
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