Governments across Australia fund a range of services to support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. These services are delivered by non-government organisations including agencies specialising in delivering services to specific target groups (such as young people or people experiencing domestic and family violence), as well as those that provide more generic services to people facing housing crises.
More reports and statistics on homelessness services can be found under Housing assistance.
people were assisted by specialist homelessness agencies across Australia in 2016–17
clients who received assistance from a specialist homelessness agency were experiencing family and domestic violence
were clients with disability
of the clients in 2016–17 had received specialist homelessness services previously
requests for assistance were unable to be met each day
clients were experiencing a current mental health issue
1 in 4 clients during 2016–17 were Indigenous
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