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Wollongong Homeless Street Count 2019

15 January 2019

The inaugural Wollongong Homeless Street Count will take place overnight on 18/19 February, between the hours of 12am and 3am.

The count is relying on the goodwill and participation of more than 50 volunteers.

Street counts aim to collect accurate and up-to-date information about the number of people sleeping rough in the local area. People occupying beds in temporary shelters and homelessness hostels are also counted.

People living in boarding houses, staying with friends or living in other forms of non-secure housing are not counted. No information regarding the specific location of rough sleepers is published.

The street count will assist Illawarra homeless support services to develop responses to homelessness according to need. Results can be used to advocate to state and federal governments, along with potential partners, for the resources necessary to achieve enduring solutions to homelessness.

Counting the numbers of people experiencing primary homelessness is only one method of collecting data but it is an important one.

The Wollongong Homeless Street Count is a collaborative initiative of IRT Foundation, Wollongong Homeless Hub and Wollongong City Council.

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