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On any given night, 1 in 200 Australians are homeless. Homelessness can affect anyone you know – your neighbour, your friends, even your family. There is a wide diversity of people turning to us for help for many different reasons.

Whether they are couchsurfing, sleeping rough, in cars or tents, The Salvation Army engages with people living on the fringes of the community. In the last year, we provided 219,020 occasions of support to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The Salvation Army doesn’t just offer people in need emergency accommodation or a roof over their heads. Through our network of services such as counselling, legal aid, domestic violence support and lifestyle programs, it is our aim to bring people back into society, strong and equipped to fulfil a valued role in the community.