Homeless women


14 Nov 2018

There is very limited rough sleeping literature and what does exist has focused predominantly on men. This is one of the largest samples of women sleeping rough in Australian cities. From this sample, we are seeing that women who are sleeping rough have poorer health...


16 Aug 2018

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

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...

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.


28 Jul 2015

This state of knowledge paper discusses the history and development of "safe at home" approaches, and the corresponding policy and practice context. It outlines current safe at home approaches in Australia and overseas and common program elements across jurisdictions.


29 Apr 2015

Single, older women in the State of Victoria, Australia have emerged as a group experiencing housing insecurity and being highly vulnerable to homelessness in their old age. One of the most surprising aspects of this trend is the propensity for these women to be tertiary...


19 Mar 2015

One in three Australian women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15 and almost one in five have experienced sexual violence. A study of Victorian women demonstrated that domestic violence is the leading preventable contributor to death, disability and illness in women aged...


18 Oct 2011

Single, older women in Australia have emerged as a group vulnerable to housing insecurity and as being in danger of homelessness in their old age. Wage inequality and interrupted working lives due to childcare responsibilities are contributing factors and have meant that women, especially single...


10 Feb 2008

This report from Wesley Mission examined homelessness in Australia.

Journal article

1 Jan 2004

An innovative program in rural Victoria matches young homeless women with older homeless women and provides them with a range of support services.The result is more stability in the accommodation setting, mutual benefit and satisfaction for clients, and impressive rates of permanent housing outcomes.

Conference paper

15 Apr 2002

Women-headed households make up over 70 per cent of the world’s homeless (Mulherin, 1996). Homelessness is not, however, unique to societies with third world economies. It is increasingly a phenomenon experienced by women in societies with advanced capitalist economies. It is estimated that in Victoria...



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