Youth homelessness + domestic violence

New figures have revealed that more than half of young people who access NSW youth homeless services are victims of domestic or family violence.

According to homeless shelter Yfoundations, at many services numbers are closer to 80 per cent of 10 to 24-year-old clients.

Yfoundations chief executive Michael Coffey said better targeted training, resources and policies were needed at the intersection of domestic and family violence and youth homelessness.

“Too often conversations about youth homelessness do not emphasise domestic violence, and debates about domestic violence tend not to address youth,” he said.

“In the gap between, this is a group of highly disadvantaged young people who are not getting the specialist support that they need.”

Read the full story from AAP news here.

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