Research shows that on any given night in Australia 105,000
people are homeless and nearly half of these are under the age of
We know that most young people have their first
experience with homelessness while they are still at
school. That's why the Reach Out Teachers Network
(ROTN) has teamed up with the Caledonia Foundation, Oasis
Youth Services and Youth Accommodation Australia to develop
resources for teachers to support students at risk of, or
For access to resources you can use with your students
check out the links to fact sheets and young people's stories
available on the ReachOut.com website and also the learning
resources available on the ROTN website.
Youth homelessness: The facts
This fact sheet explores the issue of youth homelessness and
links to the ROTN learning resources.
Supporting young people at risk
This fact sheet provides further information on supporting young
people at risk of homelessness.
There are a range of youth homelessness services and support
agencies that a young person can access if they are in unstable
accomodation or without a place to stay.
The Oasis teaching resource
Teaching and learning modules
The OASIS teaching resource: Youth Homelessness Matters is about
raising awareness of youth homelessness, celebrating the resilience
of young people who are experiencing homelessness in Australia and
empowering the next generation of young people to take action to
prevent youth homelessness in the future.