Homeless youth

Video

16 Aug 2018

Video from the 2018 National Homelessness Conference, presenting the theme ‘Ending homelessness together’.

Research report

10 Aug 2018

This report presents an overview of homelessness in Western Australia: its nature, composition, antecedents and consequences, and the policy and practice responses that we believe should be considered address it.

Conference proceedings

10 Aug 2018

The 2018 National Homelessness Conference, presenting the theme ‘Ending homelessness together’, delivered a wealth of evidence and information on ways to understand, reduce and alleviate homelessness. Over 800 delegates and more than 80 speakers participated across two very full days, exploring the underlying drivers of...

Research report

1 Aug 2018

This important report provides an insight into the scale of youth homelessness in Australia and, perhaps most importantly, a better understanding of who these young people are and how they are impacted by homelessness.

Case study

8 Jun 2018

In the spring of 2010, with a close state election contest on the horizon, the leadership of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Hanover Welfare Services both saw a chance to win political support for innovation in the youth homelessness sector.

Research report

22 Mar 2018

This paper outlines definitions of homelessness and estimates the number of young people who are homeless in Queensland.

Report

16 Feb 2018

This report reveals the Geelong Project is producing unprecedented results in preventing ‘at-risk’ young students from becoming homeless, disengaging in their education and leaving school early.

Audio interview

16 Feb 2018

When an adolescent leaves school early, they're more likely to end up homeless than their peers at school — and to be struggling with issues later in life.

In Geelong, Victoria, 250 young people leave school early every year and about 230 of them...

Research report

22 Nov 2017

Couch surfing is increasingly being recognised as a form of homelessness in Australia, especially for young people (aged under 25) in outer urban areas, who face additional challenges due to lack of infrastructure, support and services.

Briefing paper

10 Oct 2017

The Early Review looks at what is and isn’t working well and identifies key areas where FACS and the homelessness sector can work together to improve outcomes for clients.

Report

2 Aug 2017

This report provides findings from the Mission Australia Youth Survey, showing that poor family functioning and serious mental illness are factors that impact on the risks of homelessness for young people aged 15-19 years living in Australia.

Website

15 Dec 2016

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...

Research report

9 Dec 2016

This report reveals that individuals who experience multiple, cross-sector services in the specialist homelessness, protection or youth justice service areas are a particularly vulnerable group. Clients experiencing 2 or more of these services were more likely than specialist homelessness services-only clients: to report having substance...

Evaluation

8 Sep 2016

CREATE Foundation (CREATE) has been concerned at the trajectory of poor life outcomes for many young people leaving out-of-home care (not all, but a significant proportion). Our work in highlighting the issues for young people transitioning to independence started with our seminal work in 2008,...

Research report

30 Jun 2016

The importance of digital access for homeless young Australians is well recognised: for staying healthy and safe, to move beyond homelessness and to socially connect and participate. A mobile phone and access to the internet provides a way to access emergency services, service information and...

Audio interview

29 Apr 2016

A new study has found that youth homelessness is costing the health and justice systems more than $600 million a year. The study was done over four years and followed more than four hundred young homeless people during that time.

One of the report...

Research report

28 Apr 2016

Youth Homelessness remains a significant social issue in Australia. When young people are forced to leave home early, they find it very difficult to gain sufficient income to live independently. Family support is crucial for young people during the transition to an independent adulthood and...

Article

28 Apr 2016

This article argues that the Australian government needs to adopt a more sophisticated approach to addressing social problems such as homelessness, by investing in early intervention programs and more supportive social housing services.

Journal article

1 Apr 2016

Trauma in one’s lifetime is virtually universal in homeless populations. Research on the background of homeless young people suggests that their lives are often characterised by family dysfunction, abuse, maltreatment and neglect, overcrowding in the family home and personal turmoil preceding their first incidence of...

Research report

16 Feb 2016

Executive summary

According to the 2011 Census, some 44,000 children and young people in Australia are homeless. The reality is worse; many others are ‘hidden homeless’ who are not counted in the official statistics.

There is a growing body of evidence being...

Overview

 

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