List of services to help with Homelessness, Domestic Violence, Meals, Clothes, Budgeting, Rent Assistance, etc..

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List of services to help with Homelessness, Domestic Violence, Meals, Clothes, Budgeting, Rent Assistance, etc..

In this day and age,  where there appears to be an abundance of good coffee and nice cars in our area,  I have noticed a number of homeless people wandering our streets,  I have often wondered at their circumstances, what led them to this lifestyle, was it by choice , bad decisions or bad luck,  how often do we think of these people and how we can put up our hand to help.
I love the pay for a second concept,  you pay for your coffee and a second cup, a homeless person can at least have a hot drink on a cold day,  lets start the movement in palm Beach / Currumbin and see if it makes a slight difference,  I will be approaching all the cafes  in the area to see if we can get them on board. I am sure most people would not miss $5 once a month, collectively we can accumulate quote a number of cups of coffee I’m sure.
Recently, we had a case where a tenant of ours lost his job and overnight, his whole world changed,  he is a single dad and  lived week to week like so  many people do, ultimately  his rent was the first to suffer and unfortunately, we had to evict this gentleman, this is not something we enjoy doing or do lightly,  we contacted many organizations to see if they could assist and some came to the rescue which was wonderful.
If you have any issue and need help, we have put together a list of services in our area who may be able to assist you, remember, "it ain’t weak to speak”.  These organizations are designed in a way that they know what systems are in place to help in the ways that matter.
In our role as Property Managers, we visit homes each and every day for our routine inspections,  maintenance follow ups and landlord visits, on some occasions we see things that cause us concern,  child neglect, drug use, hoarding and other signs of mental illness, we are hamstrung by legislation in reporting most matters,  we try very hard to help where we can but can only do so much,  I’m afraid Red tape binds us like everyone else.
Here is a list of the organizations that can help in a crisis. But remember,  talking a problem through before it escalates is the best way to help solve it.

This is a list of services I have discovered to help tenants (or whoever) in need.
I formulated this my recent QCAT tenant, thought it could be helpful to have….
The organisations listed below can provide information about emergency accommodation if you are homeless, escaping violence or need a meal, shower and/or clothing:

  • Homeless Hotline — phone 1800 474 753
  • DVConnect — phone 1800 811 811, Men's line 1800 600 636
  • Brisbane Homelessness Service Centre — phone 07 3036 4444
  • Townsville Homelessness Hub — phone 07 4753 0600
  • Cairns Homelessness Service Hub — phone 07 4046 8050
  • The Salvation Army (Salvos) — phone 13 72 58
  • St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies) — phone 07 3010 1096 
  • Ozcare — phone 1800 692 273
  • Lifeline — phone 13 11 14
  • the 139 Club — phone - 07 3254 1144
  • Surfers Paradise Anglican Crisis Care - Social Services Organization - Surfers Paradise QLD - (07) 5531 6013
  • Gold Coast Homelessness Service – Shop -Bilinga QLD -(07) 5536 2173
  • Bryant Place - Homeless Shelter -Labrador QLD -(07) 5531 1449
  • Murwillumbah Community Centre - Nullum Street, Knox Park Murwillumbah - (02) 6672 3003
  • Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre - Women’s Dignity Support -  16 Third Avenue Palm Beach  Qld  4221 – (07) 5598 1505                                                                  


by Dot Hamilton

List of services to help with Homelessness, Domestic Violence, Meals, Clothes, Budgeting, Rent Assistance, etc.. May
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