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Ask Izzy's dedicated team of updaters play a crucial role in ensuring that people facing crisis can access essential support services such as shelter, food, clothing and health care.

On any given night in Australia, almost 28,000 young people are homeless. Help us break the cycle of youth homelessness by supporting Ask Izzy. 

There have now been more than 1 million searches for help on Ask Izzy since it was launched in early 2016 – but we're not celebrating.

With 91 percent of households connecting to the internet through computers, laptops and mobile devices, seeking help for sensitive issues online is becoming more and more common. 

Ask Izzy now has a quick exit button to help increase safety for people at risk or experiencing family violence.

Find out what the latest data is telling us two years on from the launch of Ask Izzy, the mobile website that connects people in need to housing, meals, support and counselling and more.

When Alicia Wheatley, Senior Adviser Aboriginal Engagement and Outcomes at DHHS, noticed a woman looking distressed and helpless at a community food bank, she was compelled to extend a helping hand. 

We ask that you join us in supporting families across Australia who are struggling to find shelter or put food on the table. 

What makes a good community? Is it a cohesive, safe and prosperous place to live? Free of poverty and crime? Does it provide a good quality of life for everyone who lives there? 

We're proud to announce that our inclusive new design for Ask Izzy is now live. As well as a friendlier and moe inclusive feel, we've made it easier to find Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services.

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