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Round 2 recipients—2017

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Aboriginal and Islander Development and Recreational Women's Association

Aboriginal and Islander Development and Recreational Women's Association received $13,354 to provide basic ‘household items’ kits to families transitioning to independent living in Mt Isa.

Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia Ltd

Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia Ltd received $74,006 to install an industrial kitchen at its Community Centre in Logan. People experiencing homelessness will be able to participate in the preparation of meals for themselves and for distribution to others in need in the community.

Centacare North Queensland

Centacare North Queensland received $236,875 to construct two modular buildings at the rear of its community centre in Mt Isa. The buildings will be utilised as a community hub for people experiencing homelessness and will provide bathroom, laundry, kitchen and storage facilities and a space for workshops.

Clermont Community Housing and Other Services Inc.

Clermont Community Housing and Other Services Inc. received $6,500 to provide “Care Packs” to people within Clermont and surrounding districts who are experiencing homelessness or escaping domestic and family violence.

Family Emergency Accommodation Townsville Inc.

Family Emergency Accommodation Townsville Inc received $19,620 to provide bed linen and towel packs to families entering its social housing accommodation in Townsville.

Horizon Housing Company Ltd

Horizon Housing Company Ltd received $50,000 to provide household and personal items to people who are entering its social housing properties, to assist them to establish their new home.

Inala Family Accommodation & Support Services

Inala Family Accommodation & Support Service Inc. received $12,000 to provide essential home packs to families in crisis accommodation. Packs include linen and kitchen and laundry items.

Jack Reed Barber Shop

Jack Reed Barber Shop received $3,409 to provide three barber chairs that will remain in hospital wards, facilitating delivery of Jack Reed barber services to people experiencing homelessness that are receiving treatment in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Kalyan Youth Service Inc.

Kalyan Youth Service Inc. received $8,000 to provide backpacks that include products to improve the health and hygiene of young people experiencing homelessness in Mackay.

Livingstone Shire Council

Livingstone Shire Council received $30,191 to upgrade the Community Centre in Yeppoon to enable people experiencing homelessness access to safe and private laundry, shower and wash-room facilities as well as to access information about homelessness services.

Mission Australia

Mission Australia received $138,000 to increase operations of its Café One mobile coffee van from two days per week to five – seven days per week for 12 months. The Café One is a social enterprise that offers training and employment for vulnerable people in Cairns.

Mount Isa Family Support Service & Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

Mount Isa Family Support Service & Neighbourhood Centre Inc. received $11,364 to provide home packs for those establishing a new home so they can live independently.

Murilla Community Centre Inc.

Murilla Community Centre Inc. received $30,000 to provide emergency essentials relief in the form of food, temporary accommodation, hygiene products and a free small white goods loan system, for people experiencing homelessness in Miles.

North West Youth Accommodation Service Inc.

North West Youth Accommodation Service Inc received $6,450 to provide cleaning, pantry and kitchen items for young people moving into its supported accommodation.

Open Doors Youth Service Inc.

Open Doors Youth Service Inc. received $65,000 to undertake an upgrade of its premises to provide a drop-in centre for LGBTI+ young people who are sleeping rough or couch surfing. The upgrade will include a kitchen, shower facilities, laundry, storage and "chill out" zone.

Orange Sky Australia Limited

Orange Sky Australia Limited received $115,770 to fund the purchase and 12 months operational costs of a mobile laundry/shower van to be based in Townsville. The van will provide free laundry, warm showers and non-judgemental conversation to people who are homeless or in crisis. The van will also support people experiencing temporary homelessness through natural disasters in the region.

OzHarvest Limited

OzHarvest Limited received $294,440 to purchase four refrigerated vehicles for its food rescue/distribution program across the State. (Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Cairns). OzHarvest delivers rescued food to various charities and services, who in turn provide nutritious meals and food items to people who need it.

Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre Inc

Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre Inc received $76,450 to provide services to women on the Gold Coast experiencing or at risk of homelessness, including financial counselling, crisis intervention and support, life-skills program and referrals to appropriate services. The grant will also enable the preparation and distribution of women’s packs, USB’s and a Gold Coast Homelessness Emergency Relief Support brochure.

Rizeup

Rizeup Limited received $157,490 to purchase two vehicles to collect and move donated furniture and household items for families in South East Queensland who have escaped domestic and family violence and are moving into a new home.

RSLA (Qld Branch) Bundaberg Sub Branch Inc

RSLA (Qld Branch) Bundaberg Sub Branch Inc received $142,340 to upgrade its facility in Bundaberg to provide drop-in hub services to homeless ex-service persons and their families. The upgrade will include interior renovations, commercial kitchen, air conditioning, lighting, carpets, blinds, tiles and white goods.

Second Shot Pty Ltd

Second Shot Pty Ltd received $179,315 to purchase, fit out and operate 2 mobile coffee vans and one supply car that will be used to train and employ young people experiencing homelessness. The vehicles will operate in the Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Logan and Redlands LGA's.

St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland

St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland received $27,750 to support the implementation of a Hub at its social housing property in Mackay. Hub activities include a healthy meals program, community nurse visits and communal events.

The Gold Coast Suns Football Club

The Gold Coast Suns Football Club received $57,500 to establish a youth well-being and leadership program with integrated large and small-scale community events for young people affected by homelessness on the Gold Coast.

The Nundah Community Support Group Inc.

The Nundah Community Support Group Inc. received $72,730 to provide food relief, social support and community inclusion to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. A Project Worker will be engaged to assist people who access the Nundah Community Centre and will particularly target older people, people with mental health issues and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

United Synergies

United Synergies Ltd received $174,398 to provide equine therapy (horse trek camps) near Esk for young people experiencing homelessness. The camps will provide young people with self-esteem and practical life skills to break the cycle of homelessness. Skills workshops and ongoing mentoring will also be provided to young people in the broader South West Queensland regional areas.

UnitingCare Community

UnitingCare Community received $229,000 to provide a variety of welcome packs to clients that pass through the UnitingCare Community shelters and refuges across Queensland for 12 months. There will be six types of packs - Food, toiletries, cleaning items, linen, school and baby packs.

Warringu Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation

Warringu Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation received $15,100 to upgrade the outdoor space at its facility in Cairns.

Youth Housing Project Association Inc.

Youth Housing Project Association Inc. received $15,000 to provide home set-up packages to assist young people transitioning from the organisation’s accommodation into long-term accommodation.

Zig Zag Young Women's Resource Centre Inc.

Zig Zag Young Women's Resource Centre Inc. received $30,000 to provide starter packs to assist young women transitioning from Zig Zag's supported accommodation to long-term housing. The starter packs include household utensils, white goods and incidental items.


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