Media Comment

Posted 15-11-2015
Local housing initiative hits the home stretch

Two and a half years ago, the 500 Lives 500 Homes collective set itself the ambitious target of assisting five hundred individuals and families to successfully make the transition from homelessness to secure, permanent housing.

The good news is that we are well on track to achieve that target, with more than 250 individuals and families now successfully housed at the half-way mark.

Posted 11-09-2015
Brisbane and Regional Queensland Domestic Violence Services

We acknowledge and thank our local media for the great work they are doing in promoting Domestic Violence Services in Queensland. Please be aware that the regional service in Brisbane is Brisbane Domestic Violence Service and we respectfully seek support in promoting our service.

Posted 07-09-2015
Queensland remembers abuse and neglect of the past

During Child Protection Week a number of events are being held across Queensland to commemorate Remembrance Day, which is held each year to acknowledge the courage of adults who, as children, were in the care of the church or state in out-of-home care. 

Posted 12-05-2015
Working together to end homelessness

Next week, the 500 Lives 500 Homes Campaign will be celebrating a successful first year at a breakfast for the CEOs of partner agencies involved in the campaign. The Minister for Housing and Public Works, Ms Leeanne Enoch, will also be attending.

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.

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.”

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.

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."