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Cherice's story: surgical nurse and former Anglicare client

“I’m Cherice. I’m a surgical nurse at a major Brisbane hospital. I became homeless at 16 after a family breakdown…I was working two jobs at the time, but it still wasn’t enough money to put myself through school and pay the rent, so I ended up homeless and needing support and help,” says surgical nurse and former Anglicare Southern Queensland client Cherice

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Anglicare supporting women and youth experiencing homelessness this Christmas

While most of us will be spending Christmas at home with our loved ones, Anglicare Southern Queensland will be supporting the many women and youth facing the loneliness and insecurity of homelessness. Currently, there are almost 10,000 women experiencing homelessness in Queensland, with around 40 per cent of these are under the age of 25, just like Cherice, a former Anglicare Southern Queensland client, who is now a surgical nurse

The Parish of Bundaberg and St Luke’s Anglican School collaborated to pack 100 care packages for women at risk of homelessness at the parish's inaugural festival of health and well-being, with (L-R) Assistant Principal Matthew Hughes, Indie Hughes, Charlotte Hughes, Nathan Commens, Anna Nicolson, Shanae Oosthuizen, Reese Dart, Jo Leveritt, Councillor Tanya McLoughlin and Leonie Boreel.
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Bundaberg parish’s health and well-being clinics help women at risk of homelessness

An inaugural festival of health and well-being was recently hosted by the Bundaberg Parish Anglican Support Ministry, supported by St Luke’s Anglican School, with a particular focus on caring for women at risk of homelessness

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Homelessness Week: from sleeping rough to wearing scrubs

Homelessness is a sad reality for thousands of young people in Southern Queensland who find themselves living on the streets. At just 16 years old, Cherice had been kicked out of home, having to move in with her other parent, who was later incarcerated. Despite juggling two jobs and school, she simply couldn’t afford the rent