Let’s not forget the homeless
"The reality is that many individuals and families can slide into homelessness with one major hit to their income, whether this be losing their jobs or a change to their government income. A strong state needs to consider not only the economic pillars, but the social infrastructure pillar as well."
Milestone for Brisbane home for good – 500 Lives 500 Homes
83 individuals and 36 families, including 75 children – a total of 119 households - have now been successfully housed, due to the efforts of the 500 Lives 500 Homes local partners as part of the State Government’s home for good campaign, which is well in advance of the eight-month target.
Fifth Anniversary National Apology
This week sees the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Australian Government’s formal apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, delivered at a special remembrance event in Parliament House, Canberra on Monday 16 November, 2009.
32 individuals and 17 families successfully housed since March!
As Australia prepares to celebrate Homeless Person’s Week, a number of local agencies are collectively getting results in ending homelessness as a direct result of the 500 Lives 500 Homes campaign, which began in March.
500 Lives 500 Homes is the local effort of Home for Good initiative by the Queensland Government, which continues to work towards housing 500 households over the next three years.
Street To Home Nurses lead the way in Healthcare Cost Savings
$6.45 - $6.90 million in savings to Public Health costs achieved by Street to Home service.
By proactively addressing the housing and health needs of Brisbane’s homeless people, Homeless to Home Healthcare After Hours Service - a collaborative effort by a number of local agencies - has saved the Queensland Public Health System somewhere between $6.45 and $6.90 million, according to an economic evaluation report to be launched in Brisbane this Friday.
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.
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.”
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.