Exploring homelessness

Understanding what life is like without a home. 

Your guide to the organisations helping Australia's homeless.
If we can empathise with people who are homeless, we may also start to discover a disturbing truth, writes Dr Catherine Robinson. Homelessness reflects weakness –...
Instead of reducing the number of homeless people in Australia, why don't we just work towards preventing homelessness from happening in the first place?
Filthy Rich and Homeless concludes on Thursday with special live program hosted by Indira Naidoo and Tom Ballard, plus special guests.
It really could happen to you. But do you have the skills and knowledge needed to make it through life without a permanent home?
"Australia's strict 'no pet' rental rules made me choose between having a permanent place to call home or having a dog. I chose my fox terrier", writes Scarlett...
Four in 10 Australians think that the homeless are ‘lazy freeloaders’, ‘stupid failures’ or ‘not working hard enough’. How many facts do you really know about...
Meal For a Meal

SBS have partnered with foodora to bring you Meal For A Meal, an initiative that invites you to make a difference in the lives of homeless Australians. All proceeds go to OzHarvest: Australia's leading food rescue operation, providing healthy meals to disadvantaged Australians. Every $1 donation provides 2 meals to those in need.

A helping hand

Stories of everyday Australians helping those living on the streets.

Do you often want to help homeless Aussies doing it tough but don't know what to do or give? We ask the experts about what average Aussies can do to assist those...
“If you have a dollar or if you have $100,000 you are going to be treated exactly the same.”
Australia prides itself on being a giving nation. But would you give unconditionally to a homeless person and be okay with not knowing what your money was spent on?
"I give them a free haircut, I buy them a bread roll or a cappuccino. Because when they're down in the gutter, you don't kick them. You try to give them a hand to...
English paramedic Fay Sibley has given the coat off her back, and is encouraging others to do the same.
There are over 100,000 homeless people in Australia. Entrepreneur, Simon Rowe was one of them 20 years ago, which is why he has designed a state of the art...
Like where to wash clothes, where to get a haircut and, of course, where to find safe shelter and food. These six initiatives connect homeless folk with the...
Educational Resources

Take the discussion from the TV screen into the classroom with supporting classroom resources from SBS Learn.