For some, homelessness is safer than home
For some, homelessness is safer than home. It is difficult to imagine a life where the home is a dangerous place yet 34 per cent of those seeking help for homelessness do so as a result of abuse (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2012).
Wesley Mission staff have seen a seismic shift in the face of homelessness—from an experience largely defined by single, older men to one where women, families and children are now a sizeable representation
Wesley homeless services offer a wide range of accomodation for individuals, families, young people, and the elderly. It includes both the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. From July 2011 to June 2012, 100,062 nights of care were provided by Wesley Mission homelessness services through safe and secure, short to medium-term accommodation and support services.
The latest research in The Wesley Report, Homelessness and the next generation, reveals the facts about homelessness and how we reach effective and sustainable outcomes.