"I just had to find Mark and his boys a home."- Kevin

It’s because of you that Kevin can help families move from homelessness to independence.

Kevin works in a Mission Australia homelessness centre. Every day he meets people like Mark and his two sons who were homeless and living in their van. Thanks to the support of caring people like you, Kevin found Mark’s family a small apartment, allowing them to celebrate Christmas together in a safe home.

Hear their story.

There are many different reasons why people become homeless^
24% Domestic and family violence
20% Financial difficulties
16% Housing crisis
11% Inappropriate or inadequate dwellings
8% Other relationship issues
5% Other accommodation issues
4% Health issues
2% Transition from custody agreement issues
10% Other

Mission Australia has a plan to halve homelessness by 2025.

We know what works to prevent and stop homelessness – and we are delivering results. With the right commitments from governments, community partners and generous Australians working together, our nation can achieve this goal.

What we want to see:

  • Youth homelessness halved by 2020
  • Total homelessness halved by 2025
  • The number of low income Australians living in rental stress halved – to reduce the risk of homelessness
Download our Action Plan to Reduce and Prevent Homelessness here.

With your support, together we are helping Australians experiencing homelessness move towards independence. Thank you for making a difference.


^ABS Census of Housing and Population, 2011
^From polling people seeking support from specialist homeless services

Our founding purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'