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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—from mental illness, domestic violence, relationship breakdowns, debt, substance abuse, housing affordability.

We fund 127 homelessness organisations and 218 services to help. You can help too.

How you can help

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

Interviews with providers

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:
25 May 2017
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