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Dec 15, 2014

Specialist homelessness services 2013-14 – Homelessness Australia

The number of people receiving support from homelessness services rose in 2013-14 – with 254,001 people assisted over the year. However, the number of people whom services could not assist also continued to rise. Last year, on average, 423 people were unable to be assisted each day. Domestic and family violence continues to be the single largest reason people sought assistance. AIHW estimates that a third of all clients either sought or needed assistance for this reason. These numbers increased by 9 per cent, including an increase of 14 per cent in the number of children.

Read more on Homelessness Australia’s website here.


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