Moorooka Homeless Link Group
Moorooka Homeless Link Group for the Homeless is a state network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, Moorooka community-based service providers, and committed to a single mission: To end and prevent homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights are respected and protected wherever we operate (Moorooka) in partnership with Annerley Homeless Network and Yeronga group.
We trust that safe, decent, and affordable housing is a human right (as written in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Art.24, and Section One).
The project hope helped more than 20,000 people & could be part of Queensland City Council's commitment to improve quality of life for all its residents. Our first Homeless Link Group event held in June August 2019. Our event is run completely by volunteers and donations from individuals, schools, businesses & residents of all communities in Brisbane.
Moorooka Homeless Link Group ongoing events provide the following: (2020-2023)
Our Volunteer including medical and allied health care professionals such as doctors, Lawyers, Counsellors, community leaders, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists and massage therapists housing support and community support.
Free Haircuts by volunteer barbers and hairdressers
Link need people with our partners
Personal grooming items such as face washers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant
Clothing and shoes for adults, children and babies
Assist them with job search and Resumes
Connect youth with their families
Free coffee 7am-9am
Free Dinner and entertainment 5pm – 6pm.
You can register your interest to volunteer for this event by visiting the Volunteering Queensland website, chose United Federation Of Volunteers For Refugee Action (UFVRA) Inc.
Housing and community support organisations can register an interest to attend this event by emailing the Safe Communities Officer.
From Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Homeless link group is accepting donations of Food, non-food items, at Moorooka, Upendo Family store, in front of Moorooka bus stop, and Commonwealth Bank
We are frontline charity operating on a scale that makes it crucial for feeding vulnerable Australians
We believes every person in Australia should have access to safe and secure housing. It’s an integral part of maintaining good health and feeling part of a community. A shortage of affordable housing and high rents means people on low incomes are increasingly vulnerable to homelessness. Single parent families, in particular, spend the most on housing as a percentage of their weekly gross income.
Every night more than 112,000 people in Australia are homeless. Homelessness can affect men, women and children from a wide range of backgrounds living in our cities, suburbs and country towns. The extent of the problem is hidden by the fact that most homeless people don’t sleep rough on the streets. They stay with relatives and friends until they wear out their welcome, and sleep in hotels, short-term and crisis accommodation, caravan parks and even cars.
Three people embracing on a park bench
People become homeless for many reasons, including unemployment, mental health issues, financial troubles, and problems with drugs, alcohol or gambling or the loss of a job or loved one. Being homeless can wreak havoc on a person’s health and keep them out of work and socially isolated.
There is no consistent definition for homelessness, but UFVRA Homeless outreach team sees it as being a problem that goes much further than just not having access to safe shelter. UFVRA IS A Respected volunteers national charity, that advocate for housing providers of social and affordable housing that leverages the strength and support of the organisation in Australia.