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We're thrilled to announce we’ve received funding to develop a voice-activated assistant for Ask Izzy, thanks to the Telstra Foundation.

After leaving a violent relationship, Vicky Vacondoios spent years navigating the service system. Struggling to find a home for herself and her three children, she says she had no idea how to get help.

The Ask Izzy Open Data Platform provides insights about the supply and demand of services across Australia such as housing, food, health and more.

We’ve put together some examples below to demonstrate the sort of data you can gather from the Ask Izzy Open Data Platform, to hopefully inspire you to start digging around yourself.

For the first time in Australia, service providers and policymakers are able to see where people most need help – thanks to the Ask Izzy Open Data Platform.

It can be difficult and sometimes daunting to see people struggling with homelessness. If you want to help but don't know where to start, we've provided some advice on some positive steps you can take.

One of the stars of SBS's Filthy Rich & Homeless says more funding needs to be directed to Ask Izzy to help break the cycle of homelessness.

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.

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