The true extent of veteran homelessness is not known in terms of statistics, however government estimates put the number at 1 in 20 of the 116,000 reportedly homeless in 2018.
Mission Australia reports many veterans present for their services and across the sector after months or even decades suffering pain, distress and discomfort in silence. Veterans deserve a dignified existence, but too often they are ending up on the streets or in unstable housing situations.
A Roof In Return’s mission is to provide safe and secure housing options to veterans and direct family members through interim accommodation and facilitation to enter the rental market or private housing. By achieving this mission, a measurable impact can be achieved for Australian veterans in need of housing assistance.