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Anglicare Southern Queensland is an Anglican not-for-profit organisation providing care and support services.

We are a proud member of the Anglicare Australia network.

Homelessness

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Anglicare Southern Queensland provides accommodation and support to single women, women with children and young people who are homeless or at risk at becoming homeless. We provide a range of services focussing on early intervention strategies that help people experiencing problems to maintain their existing tenancies through advocacy and education.

We provide a range of programs to support women and families through our onsite accommodation and community properties with a focus on early intervention and sustainable tenancy education.

General Enquiries  3377 3111    Intake  3377 3110

 

Women’s shelter

Anglicare Southern Queensland offers a range of programs to provide support to women and children experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis.

Anglican Women’s Hostel

The Anglican Women’s Hostel, located in the inner western Brisbane suburb of Bardon, provides crisis accommodation for 18 single women, unaccompanied by a child or partner, who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of becoming homeless.

Anglican Women’s Hostel was established in 1976 in the Brisbane suburb of New Farm to provide crisis accommodation and support to women experiencing homelessness. In early 2012 the service relocated to Bardon and will be expanded with the completion of purpose built accommodation under construction in Toowong.

Anglican Women’s Hostel residents are able to maintain their independence while being supported by 24-hour staffing arrangements. Intensive case management to address barriers to housing and to enhance participation in the community is also provided in addition to referrals to a range of support services and resources in the community.

Anglican Women’s Hostel also provides medium term accommodation and support to women who transition from the crisis accommodation program into independent living. With a number of properties located within the community, eligible women are provided with the opportunity to access affordable housing for up to 12 months, with continued support and case management to sustain their housing.

Anglicare Southern Queensland is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for women that meets their needs and respects their life choices. Click here to read about Anglican Women's Hostel development

St Mary’s support and accommodation program

The St Mary’s support and accommodation program cares for single pregnant and parenting women aged between 16 and 25 years with children under four years of age, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

Anglicare Southern Queensland aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for young women and children that meets their needs as determined by them, as well as respecting their choices. 

St Mary’s endeavours to empower women to make their own decisions and provide them with the resources they need to take control of their lives and participate in their community.

Through our facility at Toowong we deliver workshops and information sessions focusing on communication and interaction between the women and their children. The sessions are designed to increase young parents’ capacity to care for themselves and their children. 

Anglicare Southern Queensland is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for women and their children that meets their needs and respects their life choices.

Alina

Alina, located in the inner western Brisbane suburb of Toowong, works alongside families and women with intellectual disability and or learning difficulties within the Greater Brisbane Region.

The Alina service commenced in the mid 1980’s, as an initiative of the Anglican  Women’s Hostel to redress the gaps in service provision for single women with an intellectual or learning disability, who were placed at significant disadvantage with limited support and accommodation options after exiting the Anglican Women’s Hostel.  Over the years the women grew their lives within the community, developing relationships, becoming mothers and developing the family unit.

The evolution of the Alina Service enabled provision for the service to work with 2 distinct target groups:

  • Single women 18 years & over who have intellectual impairment, disability and or learning difficulties, experiencing homelessness or at risk who wish to undertake engagement in case management support within the context of acquiring and maintaining stable accommodation.  
  • Families where one or both parents 18 years & over who have intellectual impairment, disability and or learning difficulties who living independently in the Greater Brisbane Region.  Working alongside the primary person who requests support from Alina to engage in case management support to reach their  family centred goals.

Common objectives can include working  towards  maximising independence; community participation; accessing other services; and for parents – parenting education and skill development

Alina achieves this by:

  • Supporting the development of new, ongoing long-term supportive adult relationships
  • Supporting the development of meaningful social integration, or the valued presence and participation of individuals with disabilities within mainstream society
  • Reducing vulnerability to exploitation
  • Advocating and information provision
  • Supporting physical and mental well-being
  • developing and enhancing parent and child attachment
  • Maintaining safe, stable living conditions
  • Recognising and acknowledging their role as parents

Support for both groups include:

  • Opportunities to develop skills and increase independence
  • Connecting in  activities within the persons local area
  • Linking into identified supports to meet the persons needs
  • Group activities which aim to educate and up-skill the person in developing long term capability and resourcefulness

Alina also has some capacity to place single women or women with children into transitional  properties provided by Anglicare’s Homelessness Services

Eligibility to access the Alina Service needs to meet with Disabilities Services eligibility criteria.

box-homelessHomeless options

Anglicare Southern Queensland provides accommodation and support to single women, women with children and young people that are homeless or at risk at becoming homeless.

We provide a range of services focussing on early intervention strategies that help people experiencing problems to maintain their existing tenancies through advocacy and education.

Our transition accommodation programs enable us to maintain longer term supportive relationships with our clients to help them achieve their goals.

Anglicare's homelessness services include nursing, first aid, wound care, physical health monitoring, health education and support together with referral and liaison with other providers.

Our commitment to social inclusion and combating homelessness includes providing a counselling and advocacy service for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Anglicare's outreach service regularly visits public parks, boarding houses and other dwelling places to provide services to homeless people in our local community.

Services to help the homeless

Anglicare Southern Queensland's commitment to caring for the homelessness includes providing nursing, first aid and wound care services, physical health monitoring, health education and support.

We are dedicated to social inclusion and responding to the needs of those in our community through our counselling, advocacy and pastoral care services. We work with people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by networking with other agencies and programs to provide access to additional services offering support and assistance.

Anglicare's outreach service regularly visits public parks, boarding houses and other dwelling places to provide services to homeless people in our local community.

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