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This study showed that the majority of homeless people in Australia’s cities had low educational attainment, elevated rates of serious medical conditions, and high levels of interaction with the justice system.
Young people make up some 42 per cent of the Australian homeless population. Having no safe and secure accommodation can make everyday activities such as attending secondary school, engaging in further training, or getting a job difficult in the extreme.
Homeless young people are one of the most vulnerable populations in society. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of studies in the psychological literature detailing the links between homeless youth and a myriad of negative outcomes including poor physical and psychological health, substance abuse problems, violence...
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...
The impact of service integration on client outcomes in the homelessness, mental health and drug and alcohol sectors.
Examines new decision-making and business models in the not-for-profit housing sector in the face of new policy frameworks and market challenges.
Key points:Not-for-profit (NFP) housing organisations are changing in corporate structure, business scope and geographic reach to sustain, and in some...
This report extends our previous Bankwest Foundation research and investigates the experiences of on-the-ground community organisations, government and philanthropic funders of community service organisations, and community sector peak bodies with outcomes measurement in Western Australia.
Michael’s Intensive Supported Housing Accord (MISHA) was a philanthropically funded initiative that provided long-term stable accommodation while supporting the men to build the lives they would like to live.
The MISHA Project used a Housing First approach, which is about providing homeless people with...
This is the first of two Final Reports from the present AHURI Cost of Homelessness study. It outlined the methodological framework for the study, described the homelessness support environment and reported on the Baseline Client Survey, including a preliminary analysis of the cost-effectiveness of the...