Stories

  • + Jadene
    Having been born and raised in the Northern Territory, Jadene moved to Brisbane to complete a course. Like many young people, Jadene realised that her initial career goal was not the right one for her.
  • + Alex
    Alex had lived with her ageing mother for several years in her mother’s unit. But during a short stay in the hospital, Alex discovered that her mother had been admitted to a care facility by family members in her absence and her home was in the hands of an executor.
  • + We All Dance
    In July 2017 a group of individuals supported by Micah Projects, along with two staff members, had the opportunity to take to the stage with members of the world-famous Royal Ballet at QPAC.
  • + Scott
    When Scott moved to Brisbane in 2017, he was looking to find community.
  • + Katie
    Katie had been couch surfing with her two children for four years when she reached out to Micah Projects for help.
  • + Steff
    Steff was referred to Micah Projects’ Young Mothers for Young Women (YMYW) program for support after discovering at 19 she was pregnant with her daughter.
  • + Scott
    Scott was living on the streets of Fortitude Valley when welfare workers referred him to Micah Projects. The Home for Good Team helped him to secure temporary accommodation.
  • + Agnes
    Agnes was standing on the side of the road, suitcases at her feet, as her two youngest children started asking her what was happening. After months of couch-surfing with friends and family, her options had run out and she found herself with nowhere to go, and no place to take her children.
  • + Dennis
    Over half a century later, Dennis still had no idea why he and his brother had spent time in institutional care as children.
  • + Jenny
    “There’s something very special about Campbell’s Club, and having the opportunity to volunteer there. My desire is to make a real difference in someone else’s life and that helps give my own life added purpose,” Jenny said.
  • + Gary
    Gary and Rosemary have been working with and supporting Micah Projects for over ten years through their small business, All Areas Rubbish Removal.
  • + Dave
    The Institute of Managers and Leaders (formerly Australian Institute of Management (AIM)) has a proud history of supporting a variety of charities, predominantly through their International Women’s Day Debate lunch, which has been running for 18 years.
  • + Cookie
    Cookie was sleeping in Anzac Square when he started to work with the Micah Projects Street to Home team. His literacy levels and his lack of basic forms of ID such as a birth certificate had proven to be a major barrier to securing housing, but these were challenges the Street to Home team could help him with.
  • + Sarah
    Growing up in a home free of violence, sexism or misogyny, Sarah never envisaged she would find herself trapped in a violent, abusive relationship.
  • + Patricia
    Patricia never thought she would find herself without a home of her own, especially at a time when her complex medical needs made housing security essential.
  • + Gabrielle
    “The team at Micah Projects fundamentally believe in what they do – they’re driven, they’re passionate and they know what they are doing. Investing in them gives us maximum impact for our funding dollars.”
  • + The Parsons Family
    When the bank seized the home they were privately leasing in Gladstone, the confusion in the aftermath regarding their rights and responsibilities as tenants resulted in the Parsons family of seven losing their tenancy.
  • + Robert
    “When you’re on the street the future don’t look good, but here there’s a bit of hope.”
  • + Herb
    “Given where I’ve come from, I want to help other people. To show them that it’s not all down and out.”
  • + Anna
    "We understand we need to build that relationship. We need to earn people’s trust. We’re committed to being the people who don’t give up on them."
  • + Andrew
    “I was on the streets for the first time when I was six, climbing out the window to escape my father. And I’ve been on and off for years. I’m a street survivor.”
  • + Hayley
    Hayley had always been quite a strong student, when at age 15 she discovered that she, and her boyfriend of more than a year were expecting a baby. Like women of any age who learn of an unplanned pregnancy there was a period of surprise and disbelief as she came to consider her options, and the future.