Learn more about homelessness

No one should be homeless. Housing is a human right, not a privilege. 

Homelessness is traumatic, dangerous and isolating. It has a devastating impact on someone’s physical and mental health, and how they participate in society.

People experience homelessness for many different reasons and some of the main causes are a lack of affordable housing, family and domestic violence, poverty and unemployment.

On any given night, more than 24,000 Victorians are homeless. But it doesn’t need to be this way. We can end homelessness with your help.

Take part in the Roughin’ It Challenge to raise money and show your solidarity with people who have nowhere safe to sleep.

Live with no bed, one bag of belongings and just $10 a day for 24 or 48 hours. Ask your family, friends and others to sponsor you to complete the challenge.

The money you raise will help Launch Housing to end homelessness.

The experience you have will open your eyes to just some of the challenges people experience every day.