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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 

  • Broken relationships 

  • Other addictions 

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 

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