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.
people were assisted by specialist homelessness agencies across Australia in 2015–16
clients sought support for domestic and family violence
were clients with disability
requests for assistance were unable to be met each day
clients who received assistance from a specialist homelessness agency were experiencing a current mental health issue
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