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FIRST RESPONDERS

TO OUR

HOMELESS VETERANS

Radio Appeal
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This radio ad is for Sydney

But the same applies all over the country!

PLEASE...HAVE A LISTEN

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

are Homeless?

 

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

homelessness

 

The greatest predicators of veteran homelessness are:

  • Mental illness;

  • Substance abuse (alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs);

  • Family breakdown (often as a result of the previous two); and

  • Financial problems.

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For more information OR if you need assistance please contact us 1300 853 060

Steve Price Proud Ambassador of Wounded Heroes 

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Make a donation one off, or periodically,

via your bank using the following account details.

 Westpac: Wounded Heroes Association

BSB:- 034 083   ACC:- 275899

 

Donations can also be made over the phone via credit card facilities (with a receipt mailed to you if requested) by calling our 1300 85 30 80 number. 

Or if you are a business decision maker and you wish to make

a corporate donation then please press here:

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...And become a volunteer

Media and sponsorship enquiries

Please contact: Martin Shaw

E: martin@woundedheroes.org.au    l   M: 0402 084 460

SNAIL MAIL US @ PO BOX 73, ELLEN GROVE. QUEENSLAND 4078

Wounded Heroes Association Incorporated is a Registered Australian Public Benevolent Institution No. 91 644 109 140 and is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 23 Jul 2014. It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

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