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Women facing homelessness are at an increased risk of experiencing mental health problems, and physical health problems in addition to being at a heightened risk of experiencing violence.
In addition, an alarming 2022 report from the Retirement Living Council found that women over the age of 55 are the fastest-growing group of homeless Australians. The Retirement Living – A Solution For Older Women at Risk of Homelessness report found that the number of older Australian women accessing homelessness services has increased by 63 per cent in the last five years.