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POSTED 18-12-2014

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.

Micah Projects media release 17 December 2014

POSTED 18-11-2014

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.

Micah Projects media release 17 November 2014

POSTED 17-10-2014

Time to act on child homelessness

The recently released ACOSS report Poverty in Australia 2014 clearly identifies the extent of child poverty in Australia according to Karyn Walsh, coordinator of Brisbane’s Micah Projects.

Micah Projects media release 16 October 2014

POSTED 04-08-2014

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.

Micah Projects media release 1 August 2014

POSTED 15-05-2014

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.

Micah Projects media release 15 May 2014

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

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