Teens driven out of home due to domestic violence and drug issues

Many young people don’t realise they are homeless while couch surfing. Picture: Danielle Butters

Many young people don’t realise they are homeless while couch surfing. Picture: Danielle Butters

COUCH surfing is one of the most under-recognised forms of youth homelessness with many young people unaware they are even homeless.

According to figures from Marist 180 in Blacktown, more than 230 people under 25 asked for help because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness in 2016.