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POSTED 02-04-2014

500 Lives 500 Homes results announced

The combined efforts of community volunteers and workers from sixty different agencies working in the area of homelessness will be presented this Friday when the preliminary results of the 500 Lives 500 Homes Registry Fortnight are presented.

500 Lives 500 Homes media release 1 April 2014

POSTED 31-03-2014

Relief at funding extension for homelessness

Karyn Walsh, coordinator of Brisbane's Micah Projects, has welcomed the Commonwealth Government's re-commitment to the National Partnership Agreement on Housing (NPAH) for another twelve months.

“We are relieved that the uncertainty is over,” said Ms Walsh, “despite funding once again only being extended for one more year.”

Micah Projects media release 31 March 2014

POSTED 20-03-2014

‘Home for Good’ to help Brisbane’s homeless

An army of volunteers will hit the streets for the largest ever grass roots assessment of Queensland’s homeless population, as part of a new campaign to tackle homelessness.

The Queensland Government’s new Home for Good initiative will commence with a two-week ‘registry’ project in Brisbane to fill gaps in current homelessness data and give service providers the ability to match people with the support they need to get their lives back on track.

The Minister for Housing and Public Works, Tim Mander media release 18 March 2014

POSTED 12-03-2014

Show your support for Closing The Gap

You’re invited to join local community organisation Micah Projects in celebrating Close The Gap Day in Boundary Street, West End, on Thursday 20th March, 2014.

Micah Projects media release 6 March 2014

POSTED 27-02-2014

Supporting inner-city homeless during G20

The main challenge of G20 for Micah Projects, will be locating temporary accommodation for people experiencing homelessness during the G20 period, along with all the other visitors to the city.

Micah Projects media release 21 February 2014

POSTED 09-01-2014

Governments need to continue homelessness funding

With the recent tragic news about violence against homeless people in Brisbane and Melbourne making headlines around the country, Brisbane based not-for-profit organisation Micah Projects is calling for the continuation of the National Partnership Agreement on Housing between the Federal and Queensland governments.

Micah Projects media release 8 January 2014

POSTED 23-12-2013

The spirit of giving just keeps growing

On Christmas Eve 220 volunteers coordinated by West End organisation Micah Projects will pack and deliver 486 gift packs and Christmas hampers to brighten Christmas for individuals and families supported by Micah Projects, who are facing a tough time over Christmas. 

Micah Projects media release 23 December 2013

POSTED 26-11-2013

White Ribbon Day

November 25 is White Ribbon Day – the world’s largest male-led movement to end men’s violence against women. It is an annual campaign that recognises the positive role that men play in preventing violence against women.

Micah Projects media release 22 November 2013

POSTED 01-11-2013

A global perspective on ending homelessness

New York based Becky Kanis, co-founder of the 100,000 Homes Campaign in the USA, will be in Brisbane for the next few days sharing her experience in tackling the problems of homelessness and reporting on the positive outcomes being achieved in the USA.

Micah Projects media release 1 November 2013

POSTED 14-10-2013

Afternoon Tea to help end poverty

On Wednesday 16 October Micah Projects will be holding a community afternoon tea for Anti-Poverty Week and World Food Day.

The West End based not-for-profit will be sharing afternoon tea with the local community at Kurilpa Hall to raise awareness on how poverty affects so many people in our community, while at the same time helping to tackle global hunger, especially by supporting and buying from local businesses.

Micah Projects media release 14 October 2013

POSTED 10-10-2013

World Homelessness Day

On the 10th of October 2013 people around the world will mark World Homeless Day in many varied ways and change the lives of homeless people in their local community.

Micah Projects media release 10 October 2013

POSTED 21-08-2013

No Place Like Home

Secure, permanent housing is the key to breaking the cycle of homelessness. For the past year, 146 people who had previously struggled to find and keep housing have created homes for themselves in 15 Hope Street South Brisbane, and have become part of the Kurilpa Point community. 

Common Ground Queensland & Micah Projects joint media release 21 August 2013

POSTED 12-08-2013

ACOSS outlines proposals for first 100 days of new government

In the run-up to next month’s federal election, the Australian Council of Social Service today unveiled a set of comprehensive proposals for the first 100 days of the new government.

“Whoever wins the September 7 poll will be faced with some big challenges requiring bold action to ensure our nation is fairer as well as prosperous,” said ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie.

Acoss media release 12 August 2013

POSTED 07-08-2013

Minister calls on PM to reinstate long-term funding for homelessness

Housing Minister Tim Mander has called on the Federal Government to reinstate long-term funding for homelessness support services in Queensland. …Mr Mander went out on the streets of Brisbane last night with a Micah Projects Street to Home team to get a firsthand look at the challenge ahead.

The Minister for Housing and Public Works, Tim Mander media release 7 August 2013

POSTED 04-07-2013

No Cause for Celebration

There’s not a lot to celebrate about homelessness in Queensland. According to the 2011 Census data, there were 7,029 people experiencing homelessness in Brisbane on Census night.

Micah Projects media release 2 August 2013

POSTED 02-07-2013

Queensland Government’s Homelessness-to-Housing Strategy 2020

“Premier Campbell Newman is to be congratulated on maintaining the Queensland Government’s commitment to halving homelessness in Queensland by 2020”, said Karyn Walsh, Coordinator of Micah Projects.

Micah Projects media release 28 June 2013

POSTED 30-05-2013

NPA Agreement Critical to our Vision

Micah Projects, a not for profit organisation working with hundreds of people in Brisbane who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, welcomes the signing of the National Homelessness Partnership Agreement between the Australian Government and the Queensland Government.

Micah Projects media release 30 May 2013

POSTED 01-05-2013

Micah Projects and Partners Win National Homelessness Award

Micah Projects and Partners Mater Health Services, St Vincent’s Brisbane, Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local and Metro North Medicare Local, were today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award for Excellence or Innovation in Partnerships, in recognition of their tireless work to prevent and tackle homelessness.

Micah Projects media release 1 May 2013

POSTED 30-04-2013

Invitation: National Candle Lighting Ceremony

To help us promote Domestic & Family Violence Prevention Month, you’re invited to attend a candle-lighting ceremony on Wednesday evening to remember people killed as a result of domestic and family violence.

Micah Projects media release 29 April 2013

POSTED 01-04-2013

Leadership makes a difference to solving homelessness in Queensland

Micah Projects congratulates the Newman Government in the leadership Ministers Mander and Davis have shown in making a commitment to recurrent funding for homelessness, and taking the lead at Thursday’s Select Council on Homelessness and Housing in Melbourne.

Micah Projects media release 29 March 2013

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