Story Archive

  • + Rachelle
    Rachelle made her way to Australia as a 14-year-old refugee, fleeing the war-torn Congo with her Aunt and extended family in 2006. She had lost contact with her own parents during the conflict.
  • + Susan
    Susan had always worked and prided herself in her resilience, her work ethic and her ability to pay her own way. But the onset of multiple health issues, a reduction in her capacity to work, and the end of her 16-year, long-term rental accommodation arrangement triggered rapid changes in Susan’s life.
  • + Thomas
    Thomas’ life took a dramatic turn in 2011 when the onset of cataracts left him partially blind.
  • + Rebecca
    Rebecca had been living in a granny flat, her premature son still a patient in the hospital when she was evicted. The informal leasing arrangement left her no course for redress. The social worker at the hospital put her in contact with Micah Projects.
  • + Rani
    Devoted mother and talented cook, Rani knows how lucky she is not to have experienced homelessness. As a girl born in the developing nation of Mauritius she felt very lucky to be part of a family where her father was a doctor who believed in educating his daughters.
  • + Ian
    “A lot of park people keep things to themselves and will drink themselves to death if no one shows they care.”
  • + Patty
    Patty has been part of the Micah Projects story since the very beginning. Twenty years ago, at the time Micah Projects was being formed Patty was living on the streets, sleeping in a tent in the grounds of St Mary’s Church in South Brisbane.
  • + John
    To meet John today you would not believe that less than two years ago he was experiencing a major depressive episode.
  • + Jessica
    “I’ve got bipolar and get depressed without a cat. Charlotte loves it here. She’s still in a kitten stage and runs around the flat. The room is excellent and you get the city lights.”
  • + Bryan
    Bryan shared his story for Creating Homes: Lives Changing - a 2013 Micah Projects publication.
  • + Ruby
    Ruby features on the cover of Creating Homes: Lives Changing - a 2013 Micah Projects publication showcasing the supportive housing model that allows people to have secure tenure and access to services.
  • + Angela
    All Hallows’ School has been a strong supporter of Micah Projects for many years reflecting its commitment of working to achieve social justice in the wider community as part of the holistic education of its students, and its commitment to the vision and mission of the Sisters of Mercy.
  • + Heather
    “Choir has been bloody great. I don’t think I’m any good at bugger all, but I’ve had so many people say to me I’m so darn great with my singing.”
  • + Manny
    When Manny, a qualified occupational therapist offered to volunteer at Micah Projects as a way to reconnect with her profession after a 15 year break, cataloguing DVD’s was not what she was expecting.
  • + Cristine
    “I’ve had a hard life, and now I’m fixing it. With all the damage it’s going to take a bit more time. I’m still scarred, but I’m working on it.”
  • + Deejay
    Deejay, like many Australians, was not especially keen on going to the dentist.