This page is about raising about homeless people and the issues that they face.
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Organisations in Melbourne ( To support homeless people) Foodbank (delivers life saving food relief) 4/2 Somerville Road, Yarraville P: 03 9362 8300 Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00pm Big Issue (supports homeless people directly) Basement level 227 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Ph. (03) 9663 4533 Fax (03) 9663 4252 Frontyard Youth (supports homeless people directly) 19 King Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Phone 03 9611 2411 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Salvation Army (supports homeless people directly) 398 Flinders Street TOWNSVILLE 4810 Ph (07) 4721 1188 Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm Sat 10am - 2pm
Statistics In 2011-2012, 229,247 people received support from specialist homelessness services with an average of 19,128 people accommodated each night. On any given night in Australia 1 in 200 people are homeless. 56% are male homeless 44% are female homeless . There are 17,845 children under 10 with 402 children sleeping out. Why are people homeless? Homelessness is often a result of a number of complex issues which can include: The chronic shortage of affordable and available rental housing Domestic and family violence Intergenerational poverty Financial crisis Long term unemployment Economic and social exclusion Severe and persistent mental illness and psychological distress Exiting state care Exiting prison Over overcrowding/housing crisis