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Get Involved in Homelessness Week 1-7 August

The theme for Homelessness Week 2022 is ‘To end homelessness we need a plan‘.

Family violence is the main reason women and children leave their homes in Australia, with those who have experienced family and domestic violence making up 42% of Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) clients in 2020–21. Since 2011–12, the number of SHS clients who have experienced family violence increased by an annual average of 4.2%.

Homelessness Week is a key time to advocate for the needs of victim survivors in relation to housing. There are a range of resources available on the Homelessness Week website, including social media tiles, web banners, email signatures, posters and messaging to support your advocacy.

You can also get involved in the Everybody’s Home campaign.

(Source: SHS annual report & Homelessness Week website, 25.7.22)