NATIONAL HOMELESS PERSONS' WEEK
August 2 - 8, 2010
On any given night, over 13,300 West Australians
and 105,000 Australians are homeless
This includes people experiencing primary homelessness, referring to those who must sleep outdoors, in parks or in make-shift structures – rough sleepers. Secondary homelessness includes people who move between temporary places, staying with friends, relatives or in crisis accommodation. Tertiary homelessness refers to people living in rooming or boarding houses or any other accommodation that is considered below basic community standards.This week there will be events held all around Perth to help support people who are homeless: Click here to view WA Events for this week Click here to view the flyer for the Murray St Walk to Support the Homeless (Aug 8th)If you would like to find out more about Homelessness in Western Australia...
Click here to download some stats and facts about homelessness in WA:
Click here to download information on Indigenous Housing in WA:
Or visit: http://www.homelessnessaustralia.org.au