Sudsy Challenge hones in on homelessness

Orange Sky’s Sudsy Challenge

COURTNEY THOMAS Charity Orange Sky kicks off their month-long Sudsy Challenge tomorrow, challenging participants to wear the same clothes for three days in a row to draw attention to homelessness.   Orange Sky, which provides a free … [Read more...]

Charity thinks outside box on homelessness

Maddy Jones and Gali Blacher The Good Box

JADE MACBETH Brisbane-based humanitarians Gali Blacher and Maddy Jones have made it their mission to challenge misconceptions around homelessness through their innovative social enterprise, The Good Box.   The Brisbane-based … [Read more...]

Charities struggle to cope during pandemic

Homeless in Southport

SAMARA MCRAE Charities on the Gold Coast have been struggling to provide valuable services to people experiencing homelessness since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.   Some of the charitable organisations had to close down when … [Read more...]

Bra Gifting events support the girls

Support the Girls Australia’s Bra Gifting event

CHARLOTTE BRENNAN Local Charity Support the Girls Australia (STGA) provides homeless and low-income women with bras and feminine products at their monthly Bra Gifting events at Southport Community Centre.   Attendees to the event are … [Read more...]

Australia’s biggest yoga class poses for dignity

Yoga4Dignity in the park

JESSICA MYLNE Yoga4Dignity is putting on Australia’s biggest yoga class on Saturday August 31 to raise vital funds to help give some dignity back to homeless women and women living below the poverty line in Australia.    The … [Read more...]

Supportive housing aids city’s vulnerable

Common Ground Queensland’s apartments

JASON NYKIEL In Brisbane’s West End is an apartment complex with a difference. Unlike the multitude of other new housing developments that seem to be filling the suburb’s streets, this complex has a special mission: To provide safe and affordable … [Read more...]

Guides brave the cold for homelessness

Ready for bed at Chain of Cardboard Cities Redland Bay

MICAELA ABOODY Brisbane Girl Guides have helped raise awareness of homelessness by sleeping in a cardboard "city" in Redland Bay on Saturday night. The event, dubbed Chain of Cardboard Cities, took place at PGL Kindilan Outdoor Education … [Read more...]

Crisis Centre expanding for the Commonwealth Games

BY MONIQUE ST CLAIR St John’s Crisis Centre, Surfers Paradise, is about to undergo a massive re-development over January 2018, just in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Games are expected to see rental prices sky rocket on the Gold … [Read more...]

Homeless art exhibition opens at Brisbane Festival

From the Thursday to Sunday Art From The Margins held its annual exhibition during the Brisbane Festival. This year marks the Wesley Mission initiative’s tenth year involved with the festival and the theme of the exhibition was “celebration”. Art … [Read more...]

Homelessness Week sheds light on Queensland’s homeless crisis

LOTTEY WILLSHIRE 2017’s Homelessness Week focused on action through innovation as studies show Australian homelessness rates are rising. Last week’s nation-wide initiative raised awareness for Australians experiencing homelessness and aimed to … [Read more...]