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 a total of 18 single women, unaccompanied by a child or partner, who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of becoming homeless.
The accommodation features 14 self-contained apartments designed to provide crisis accommodation, with an additional four apartments reserved for transitional accommodation.
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 will have relocated to Bardon pending the development of purpose built accommodation 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.