Together, we supported 152,684 Australians on their journey towards independence last year.

Homelessness

11888 Annual Report stats ICONS National

22,080 people assisted
through 75 services

Housing

11888 Annual Report stats ICONS National2

6,092 people assisted
through 10 services

Children & families

11888 Annual Report stats ICONS National

22,864 people assisted
through 66 services

A safe place to call home

What it’s like to be homeless in Sydney

After years of sleeping on a park bench, Glen* celebrated moving into his own home. Thanks to help from Missionbeat, Glen now has a safe home.

Read Glen’s story

Helping Rebecca overcome homelessness

After fleeing a violent situation, 18-year-old Rebecca* finally found a safe place to call home. Her confidence flourished and her future began to look bright again.

Read Rebecca's story

Finding Ivy a safe home in her final days

On any given night in Australia, there are more than 6,000 women over 55 years who don't have a safe place to call home. Ivy was one of those women.

Read Ivy’s story

 

Helping end homelessness

As part of our 2020-25 strategy, we're focused on helping end homelessness in Australia by increasing the impact of our services and advocating alongside our sector partners. Here’s how we help:

Homelessness prevention

With more than 160 years of experience, our wraparound services provide vulnerable people with help to tackle the root causes of their challenges and enable them to participate fully in society. From employment and training to mental health recovery and rehabilitation services, we help break the cycle of homelessness. Find a service.

Mission Australia Housing

Mission Australia Housing is a national Tier 1 Community Housing Provider of social and affordable housing that works to deliver housing solutions in vibrant communities. With more than 3,000 social and affordable homes across NSW, Tasmania and Queensland, Mission Australia Housing helps individuals move towards independence. Learn more.

Research and advocacy

Mission Australia provides submissions to State and Federal Governments to advocate for more social and affordable housing. Our research findings also contribute to discussions about key and emerging issues relating to homelessness. View our reports and submissions.

Sector collaboration

Mission Australia works closely with other agencies on practice, research and policy solutions that help to end homelessness and support people in need to thrive. These include the End Street Sleeping Collaboration, the Constellation Project, Everybody’s Home and the Poverty and Inequality Partnership.

Need homelessness or housing support?

Mission Australia Housing provides social and affordable housing options to support an individual’s journey towards independence. Discover more about Mission Australia Housing or find a community service near you.

For further information on housing programs operated by Mission Australia Housing, please contact us at the details below:

1800 269 672
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Want to learn more?

Find out how you help end homelessness with a monthly gift here or download our research on homelessness in Australia.

1ABS (2018) Census of population and housing: Estimating homelessness, 2016

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