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About Home for Good

Home for Good, a partnership between the Queensland Government and local homelessness service providers, aimed to break the cycle of homelessness for some of Queensland's most vulnerable people.

The campaign was based on an outreach strategy developed by Common Ground in the United States. This involves creating a register of people who are sleeping rough, and prioritising those whose health is most at risk if they remain homeless.

Home for Good began on 18 March, 2014, in Brisbane, before a sea of white pillows laid out on the lawn at Parliament House, representing each of the 500 lives the initiative aimed to help. The pillows were later donated to supported accommodation facilities throughout Brisbane.

In partnership with the 500 Lives 500 Homes project, a community-wide registry fortnight was held from Monday, 24 March to Friday, 4 April 2014, when volunteers and local homelessness service providers surveyed families, young people and adults who were homeless in the Brisbane area.

Regional registry weeks were then rolled out across other parts of Queensland with assistance from the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) and its community partners.

How it worked

  • Volunteers took to the streets in Brisbane and various regions across Queensland to register homeless people in their local communities.
  • With the information gathered during the registry week, local providers had an understanding of every surveyed person’s health, housing and support needs. This helped the local providers to help participants get back on their feet and find safe, longer-term accommodation.
  • The initiative ran from March 2014 to June 2015.

Last updated 26 August 2015    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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