Homelessness is something that MIDLAS is well aware of and sensitive to. We understand that there are three definitions of homelessness, as described by the Australian Bureau of Statistics:
1. Primary Homelessness:
People without conventional accommodation. This may mean ‘sleeping rough’ or squatting.
2. Secondary homelessness:
People who move between temporary accommodation, staying with friends, family, sleeping on the couch or on the floor. This can be known as ‘couch surfing’.
3. Tertiary homelessness:
People who do not have secure accommodation and need to stay in boarding houses, cars or caravans. If you are homeless MIDLAS may be able to help secure short and/or long term housing for you.
For more information on the tenancy services that MIDLAS offer, please have a look at our website.
So what about youth homelessness? Young people who are experiencing homelessness not only have issues ensuring their personal safety and protection, but they also find it difficult to maintain support and contact with their community, difficulty in community participation and education, difficulty keeping a job, and also face difficulty eating well (if at all, in some cases). This is why MIDLAS believes it is important to raise community awareness of this issue, it affects everyone.
Unfortunately, MIDLAS does not offer youth homelessness services. However, if you, or someone you know, are in need of supported accommodation MIDLAS recommends the following organisations:| ← Previous | | | Next → |