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Housing affordability

Anglicare Southern Queensland’s InSync Service Manager Rees Maddren with Cherice at Mount Gravatt’s Nathanael House (2022)
News

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

News

Australians are desperate for real action on housing

Anglicare Australia has called on the next Federal Government to boost social housing. The call follows the release of more election policies on housing, which will not do anything to make housing more affordable

Reflections

St John’s Crisis Centre: “It all happens inside the church”

“It all happens inside the church on Hamilton Avenue in Surfers Paradise…People are fed in the church. Emergency relief interviews are held in the church. It’s God’s house, so the church is the best place for people to be cared for. I think Jesus would love the fact that His house is being used to help His people in need every day,” says General Manager of St John’s Crisis Centre, Dianne Kozik