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Half of homeless in Oz under 25

May 5th 2015

Almost half of homeless people in Australia are under the age of 25, according to the National Youth Coalition for Housing.

The charity, which has been promoting the national online campaign ‘Youth Homelessness Matters Day’ (on April 15), found that 26,000 young people under 25 were homeless, 42 per cent of the total homeless population.

Coalition chairwoman Joanna Siejka told ABC: “Maybe they’ve seen a young person who’s struggling and by reaching out early it actually prevents them from getting to a point where they need to go to a crisis service or go to a service for early intervention”.

The NYCH is a group of social advocates who believe that too many young people are moving out of home with nowhere to go, to escape violence, abuse and relationships.


May/Jun 2015



Opinion: mentally speaking

Opinion: chicken soup

Out of the darkness

Half of homeless in Oz under 25

Park here, help homeless people

French plan ‘safe’ drug rooms

‘Hobo’ culture updated

Police target day centre guests

King George refurb launched

Legally high?

Upfront: Taking a stand

What’s on your plate?

Time to go with the flow

Former rough sleepers help peers find care

Hospitals failing homeless

Glasgow casework strike

London boroughs fail families

Poverty hits young hardest


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