Homelessness in Melbourne is increasing.
The Foundation understands the complex range of issues that can lead someone to become homeless, including family violence, unexpected economic challenges, mental health issues, drug and alcohol and lack of affordable housing options, among others.
We work to better understand the core, underlying issues that drive homelessness and, most importantly, to put these findings into best practice interventions.
We support early interventions, working systemically to prevent entry and entrenchment in homelessness.
The Foundation’s support is focused on:
- Organisations and interventions that utilise Housing First principles.
- Research to better understand what interventions work.
- Collaboration between sectors, to reduce drivers of homelessness.
The Foundation will consider other activities that address this outcome.