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Homeless Heroes has been established by Wounded Heroes in 2017 to assist with emergency solutions to assist in solving the homeless veteran problem in Australia.
As with Wounded Heroes, Homeless Heroes are 'first-responders' and supports not only homeless veterans but also partners of veterans, where other community services are not immediately available.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) statistical definition states that when a person does not have suitable accommodation alternatives they are considered homeless if their current living arrangement:
is in a dwelling that is inadequate; or
has no tenure, or if their initial tenure is short and not extendable; or
does not allow them to have control of, and access to space for social relations.
Homeless Heroes supports Veterans & includes people who have served as a member of the Australian Defence Force, whether they have served in a theatre of war or not. This includes peacekeepers and reservists.
How Many Veterans
The numbers are not known and this has stifled the debate since 2009. Estimates range from 300 to 3,000 based upon a census study. Thus, there is no empirical evidence on the number of homeless veterans or those at risk of homelessness in Australia. The important thing is that it doesn’t matter how many there are. One is too many. The fewer there are the easier it will be to solve the problem.
Causes of veteran
The greatest predicators of veteran homelessness are:
Substance abuse (alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs);
Family breakdown (often as a result of the previous two); and
For more information OR if you need assistance please contact us 1300 853 060