Right now
in Australia
there are families just like yours, living in their cars

On any given night 105,000* people
in Australia are homeless

What would you miss most about your home if you had to live in your car?

Home is where the car park is

People sleeping on the streets are the most visible form of homelessness. But right now, in Australia, thousands of families are living without what most of us take for granted – a safe place to call home.

Tonight, as we sleep in our comfortable beds, children will spend the night in the back seat of the family car, squashed in with all the family’s possessions.

They’ll arrive at school tomorrow too tired to concentrate and learn because it’s hard to sleep when you’re so uncomfortable.

It’s not a choice any parent would make for their children unless they’d simply run out of options.

Can you imagine making this choice?

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Why are they homeless?^
From polling people seeking support from specialist homeless services:
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

There are many different reasons why people become homeless

  • Poverty
  • Unemployment
  • Lack of affordable housing
  • Domestic violence
  • Family and relationship breakdown
  • Poor physical or mental health
  • Gambling
  • Drug and alcohol abuse

As the gap between housing costs and income continues to widen, far too many families are living on a financial knife edge.

Even a seemingly minor event can trigger a catastrophic outcome and catapult a family into homelessness.

Together we can do so much more

Homelessness damages childhood and destroys futures

Together let’s move more Australian families in need towards independence.