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What causes homelessness and what can the community do to help?

“The causes of homelessness vary, but in the current housing crisis, there just isn’t enough housing for everyone…we have many callers who are unemployed or owned their own home, but can no longer afford this and cannot fin an alternative,” says Rees Maddren from Anglicare Southern Queensland

Shania, Chair of Home Stretch Paul McDonald, and Marie and Jayke, who shared their stories of how they struggled when they had to leave care before the age of 18 at New Farm Cinemas on 29 April, 2022

Personal accounts tell a story of "abandonment and struggle" after state care in Queensland

Queensland’s refusal to extend foster care for its most vulnerable young people is “bewildering” given most Australian states now offer care to the age of 21, national Home Stretch Chair Paul McDonald said recently at the launch of a new series of videos in Brisbane featuring the lived experience of those in the foster care system


Job market is failing older Australians

Anglicare Australia is calling for more support to help older jobseekers. The call follows the release of the Anglicare Australia Jobs Availability Snapshot


Non Nobis Solum: How one St Hilda’s School student is living the school’s motto

“Since COVID-19 hit I have seen a lot more people living on the Gold Coast streets. I have also heard and read many stories of people losing their jobs. This made me feel very devastated and I knew that my family and I must try to help in any way we could,” says Year 6 St Hilda’s School student Gabrielle Aloysius, as she shares about a very special partnership she has forged between her school, her local church and business