If the population of people experiencing homelessness was 100 people
would be sleeping rough
would be under the age of 12
would live in homeless support centres
would be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
would be female
would live in severely overcrowded dwellings
would be born outside of Australia
would be under the age of 34
would live in NSW, QLD and VIC
What is ‘experiencing’ homelessness?
It is extremely rare for a person to end up homeless by choice. Instead, it is usually a result of a complex combination of unplanned and often tragic circumstances. At the core of homelessness is a disconnection from the society in which they live. It is not who a person is, just a point in time that they are currently ‘experiencing’.
Why is connection important?
People who experience homelessness are often disconnected from the community - this means there is less opportunity for human connection, something we all need, and support is harder to come by because disconnection from the community translates into disconnection from people and services that can help.
Where does my money go?
Orange Sky has 32 vans, one laundry pod, 1800 volunteers and hundreds of friends who rely on us to be at the same place at the same time every week.
The money you raise supports our vans to stay on the road and makes sure our volunteers have everything they need to do the things they do best.
“After coming to Orange Sky services [for] over a year and a half, it's not a service. You actually come to see your friends. You're just stopping off to do your washing.”
“I've been homeless on and off for the last eight years. I find it very tough at the best times to keep clean, my clothing clean, a simple little thing like that can take so much pressure off a person like me.”