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POSTED 05-05-2015

Remembering the victims of family and domestic violence

At least six Australian women are killed by their intimate partner every month. 

As part of Domestic and Family Violence Month, a special candle-lighting ceremony will be held tomorrow night.

Micah Projects media release 5 May 2015

POSTED 01-04-2015

$17M boost for domestic and family violence support

Families affected by domestic and family violence in eight locations across Queensland will soon have greater access to support with increased funding for new services.

The Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Shannon Fentiman media release 1 April 2015

POSTED 26-03-2015

Homelessness bodies welcome extension of NPAH funding

Brisbane based community organisation Micah Projects has welcomed the announcement of a two-year extension in funding for the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness. Karyn Walsh, CEO of Micah Projects, said “It is a relief to know that we will not have to cease services to very vulnerable people in Brisbane, and that we can continue to build the partnerships that have been so successful in ensuring that people living on the streets can access housing and services in a more timely model.”

Micah Projects media release 26 March 2015

POSTED 17-03-2015

West End committed to Closing the Gap

A coalition of local community agencies, committed to closing the gap in Indigenous life expectancy, reducing homelessness and imprisonment rates, improving health outcomes and reducing the number of Indigenous children going into care, is gathering to express their commitment on Close the Gap day next Thursday, 19th March, in West End.

Micah Projects media release 17 March 2015

POSTED 04-03-2015

Micah Projects welcomes report on Domestic Violence

Micah Projects welcomes the release of the Special Taskforce report on Domestic and Family Violence, Not Now, Not Ever, and looks forward to the report providing guidance for the way forward.

Micah Projects media release 1 March 2015

Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland Report

POSTED 21-01-2015

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."

500 Lives 500 Homes media release 21 January 2015

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

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