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
- Be part of the conversation—share your ideas.
- Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and share our stories and use the hashtags #HomelessnessCounts and #DignityRightNow
- Watch and share our interviews with homelessness providers with your family and friends.
With your help, we can break down the stigma of homelessness and mental health.
Interviews with providers
Homelessness Week 2016
Homelessness Week 2016 takes place 1 to 7 August. Let’s keep the conversation going. #HomlessnessCounts