Their story: homeless Indigenous women in Cairns and Mount Isa, Australia

Wallace, Valda, Graham, Deborah, Selway, Deb, and Kelly, Tamara (2014) Their story: homeless Indigenous women in Cairns and Mount Isa, Australia. Journal of Tropical Psychology, 4. pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

Homelessness is affecting Australian Indigenous women disproportionately in comparison with the Australian population. Homeless Indigenous women in Cairns and Mount Isa, Australia, were interviewed about their experiences of homelessness, understanding of causes and services available to them. Reasons for homelessness for the women interviewed circled around relationship breakdowns, patterns of repeated homelessness, lack of access to services in remote areas and lack of affordable housing. The need for affordable and safe housing, suitable to accommodate a variety of family groups, from single women to large families was a recurrent theme.

Item ID: 36280
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: homelessness, Australian Indigenous, women, housing, Cairns, Mt Isa
ISSN: 1838-9902
Funders: Mercy Foundation
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2014 01:16
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 100%
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