Women over 55 years now the fastest growing homeless demographic in Australia

The statistics from around the world are alarming, and Australia is no exception. 

In a very moving article from the Australian Financial Review, Rob Pradolin writes about the heartbreaking statistics of homeless people, especially middle-aged women.

Increasingly, more women and children are becoming part of the mix, especially older women following marriage and relationship breakdowns, and, more frighteningly, of the total number of homeless people, 17 per cent are children under 12 years of age, and another 10 per cent are aged between 12 and 18 years of age, the AFR reported.

Click here to read the full story by of the long lasting effects of homelessness the Australian Financial Review

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