SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS GAMBLERS & THEIR KEY-WORKERS
What makes Homeless people are more vulnerable to problem gambling than the general population.. ?
Lack of housing
Lack of routine
Lack of support system
High proportions of other mental health issues & traumatic backgrounds
What makes gambling attractive for a homeless person?
A place to go inside - might offer a nice and warm environment or even a cup of tea.
A great opportunity for emotional escapism
A place to get social needs met or to feel 'part of' something
The hope and opportunity to win money; and what such money represents
feeling powerful and important; getting positive attention from others