Services

Southside community care Inc seeks to provide a service, which makes a positive difference in the area of Homelessness.

Southside Community Care Inc provides a holistic response to families and Individuals who are housed and supported through the organisation.

Supporting Families

Our Family Support workers are available to our accommodated families to help them manage issues surrounding their homelessness. The accommodation is short term, so the aim is also to support families to increase their housing options to enable them to move on to independent accommodation. The support workers help families:

  • Liaise and link in with a variety of services that members of the family need,
  • Connect with schools for their children,
  • Connect with agencies to support their Mental Health
  • Gather documents and complete forms for housing and income opportunities.
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Happy parents having fun with their daughter while pushing her in carton box at their new home.
Happy parents having fun with their daughter while pushing her in carton box at their new home.

Crisis Accommodation service

The Department of Communities Housing and Digital Economy does fund two workers who form a part of our workforce and have provided Southside Community Care with 16 properties to manage for Homeless Families. These properties are on the Southside of Brisbane from Annerley through to Eight Mile Plains and range from 2-bedroom units to 3-4 bedroomed houses.

Rent is charged as per the Community Housing guidelines and is generally at 25% of income. Tenants also pay their electricity and bond as they would in Private Rental or Public Housing.

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THRIFT SHOP

The thrift shop is at the office at the end of the driveway.
Opening hours: 9am to 1 pm when volunteers are available to open it (Mon – Fri only.)
Look for the sign at the office gate or call 33431441 for daily information. Items in the thrift shop are donated by the community. Donations are firstly put in the Crisis Accommodation properties, and as families often come with few belongings, we provide essential household furniture and items.

Items not needed for the properties, are then put in the thrift shop.

Items include a variety of clothing, crockery, and bric-a-brac. The prices are reasonable to cater for those in need, also providing a source of income to put towards the services we provide for homeless families in our Crisis Accommodation program.

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A vintage neon thrift shop sign in wet window
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information and Referral

When families call us for assistance, we are not always able to house them in our supported accommodation program but we can support them to be entered on to the QHIP data base (if they are not already on), and refer them for potential vacancies.

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What do we use donations for?

Southside Community Care accommodates families who have children of all ages.
Often the children have been unable to go to school due to the family moving around trying to keep a roof over their heads but having nothing long term. So, when the families come into our supported accommodation an initial focus is getting the children back into school.

This requires school uniforms, books, and stationery so the funds can be used to get their schooling underway.
Other high need is bedding sheets pillows and food for when they come into our accommodation which they can take with them when they leave having found longer term accommodation.

Sometimes when families leave Southside CC to be accommodated in a future home they may also need help with a contribution towards whitegoods and furniture – we do get donations of some furniture from the community which is amazing yet whitegoods not so much – funds could also be used for this purpose.

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Any information you give to us is private and confidential and is kept for the purpose of assessing your eligibility for our service.

Other community services that may be helpful: -
DV Connect

1800 811 811

DV Connect Men’s

1800 600 636

Mensline Australia

1300 789978

Kids Helpline

1300 301 300

QLine (LGBTQI Support)

1800 184 527

QLD health

1343 2584

Services Australia General Information

13 24 68

Emergency

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