Domestic Violence and Homeless Study

What do we know about the domestic violence situation of people who are also homeless? What other issues do they deal with? Can we improve support methods?

What do we know about the domestic violence situation of people who are also homeless? What other issues do they deal with? Can we improve support methods?

Jewish House collected and analysed 774 clients in a recently released study during Homelessness Week.

In the age of COVID this situation is only going to become more acute. Housing stress will affect more and more individuals and families. How can our support services – already stretched to the limit cope? How will government agencies and NFP’s successfully prioritise? Having better tools to understand the risk of homelessness will be key. That’s a journey that Jewish House is on.

Media release on study:
https://lnkd.in/gPZfbWX

This is a video on domestic violence and homelessness I produced for Jewish House.

Morning’s awakening

Sitting quietly
Taking in morning’s awakening
Listening to the world
As it slowly comes to life.

Homelessness Week 2-7th August 2020
Sitting quietly
Taking in morning’s awakening
Listening to the world
As it slowly comes to life.

Taking in the aroma
Of fresh coffee brewing
And intoxicating aromas of bread baking
Just right.

I sit
Carefully reading
Today's crumpled paper.
News that matters little
In my humble
And simple life.

Footsteps echo
With furtive glances
Of daily commuters
Scurrying by.
Looking down
With pity
In their eyes.

Senses on autopilot
Simply unaware
Of the rapturous moment.
This precious time.

Sitting quietly
Taking in morning’s awakening
Listening to the world
As it slowly comes to life.

https://www.homelessnessaustralia.org.au