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Brisbane Zero Steering Committee

The Brisbane Zero Steering Committee is made up of peak bodies, service providers and interested stakeholders who analyse and discuss trends in the data collected in the AtoZ Database. This allows for the group to make informed decisions and to advocate for those most vulnerable in our community.

  • The Brisbane Zero Steering Committee is composed of Regional Members, Collaborators and Supporters who have committed to this campaign.

    • 3rd Space
    • Anglicare South-East Queensland
    • The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHs)
    • Brisbane City Council
    • Communify Queensland
    • Council of Homeless Persons
    • Department of Housing
    • Encircle
    • Footprints Org
    • Kyabra
    • Micah Projects
    • Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS)
    • Queensland Health
    • Queensland Police
    • Sero4 - Mara Project
    • Saint Vincent de Paul
    • The Salvation Army
    • Youth Housing Project (YHP)

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Regional Members

A Brisbane Zero Regional Member is in collaboration with us as an organisation signed on to the AtoZ Regional Membership Database Agreement with Brisbane Zero. Members' are trained in the input of data to the AtoZ Database and the triage tool, VI-SPDAT. Members regularly participate in the weekly Brisbane Zero Service Coordination meetings.

  • 3rd Space

    3rd Space Brisbane is a drop-in centre where homeless people find practical support, friendship and dignity. Located in Fortitude Valley, 3rd Space helps thousands of people every year – assisting some with simple things such as a shower or a meal and a cup of tea, others with a program of support for more complex needs. We help to find accommodation and work; manage addictions and emotional challenges; and get the right health and dental services.

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  • Anglicare SEQ

    Anglicare exists to respond to human need by loving service; to seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peave and reconcilliation.

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  • ATSICHS

    Committed to providing holistic health care to raise the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the wider Brisbane Community

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  • Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO)

    CREST – Community Re-Entry Services Team
    The program directly targets needs identified for the parolee before release and during their transition into the community to break the cycle of crime. It is delivered in partnership with Queensland Corrective Services and ACSO in the South East Queensland region.

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  • Brisbane Youth Service

    Brisbane Youth Service assists vulnerable young people to find and maintain appropriate housing, address physical and mental health issues, and establish successful relationships and support networks.

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  • Churches of Christ

    Provision of social and affordable housing to eligible families, couples, individuals and seniors across South East Queensland, who are at risk or experiencing homelessness. Additionally, crisis accommodation for people with children experiencing hardship or domestic and family violence. Applicants can self-refer or be referred from Specialist
    Homelessness Services Agencies.

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  • Communify QLD

    Supporting the community on all sides by working creatively to meet needs and interests in a rapidly changing world.

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  • Community Plus West End Community House

    The team at WECH are passionate about building community through connection, education, creativity, dreaming and action!

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  • Drug ARM

    Drug ARM provides compassion and specialist care throughout Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia through a range of programs and services that include education, outreach, prevention and treatment

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  • Footprints Inc

    Footprints in Brisbane Inc. is a well-regarded not-for-profit provider of community-based services, working in the community for almost 30 years. We specialise in working with older people, those that experience disability, mental illness, as well as those who are at risk of homelessness.

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  • Institute of Urban Indigenous Health

    The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) leads the planning, development and delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to the Indigenous population of South East Queensland (SEQ).

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  • Kyabra Community Association

    Kyabra Community Association Inc. is a medium sized multi-service organisation which works with families and communities to strengthen family and community life. Our services are located throughout Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

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  • Micah Projects

    Micah Projects is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing services and opportunities in the community to create justice and respond to injustice.

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  • Mission Australia

    Roma House is a non-exclusionary temporary supported accommodation service in Brisbane, supporting 31 residents (both male and female) residents aged over 18, who are rough sleeping/living in improvised dwellings & those who have experienced chronic homelessness.

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  • Murri Watch

    Murri Watch purpose is supporting an evidence-based operational and policy environment in which cultural connection, belonging and kinship care supported by trauma informed and healing focused leadership contributes to significant reductions in incarceration rates, homelessness, public drunkenness and zero deaths in custody across Queensland.

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  • Sero4: MARA Projects

    MARA delivers the Women’s Re-Entry Program for South East Queensland, funded by Queensland Corrective Services.

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  • Silky Oaks

    Silky Oaks encourages a collaborative approach between different organisations and support networks in the community to provide a more meaningful and holistic service for our clients. We work hard to ensure flexibility and innovation in our program design and delivery to ensure we are responsive to needs without sacrificing excellence.

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  • The Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army is the largest provider of homelessness services across the country. We support adults and families, and children with accommodation, case management, outreach support, financial assistance, connection and referral to other specialist services. Our philosophy is that every person deserves dignity, respect and quality of service and that no one should be without a safe, affordable and secure home

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  • UnitingCare

    UnitingCare provides aged care, disability supports, health care, crisis accommodation and domestic and family violence services to the most vulnerable in our community.

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Collaborators

In addition to our partners, the work of Brisbane Zero could not be possible without the support of our service providers – those that work with us in support of the outcomes to house and support as many rough sleepers as we can.

  • Australian Community Support Organisation

    Providing people with a second chance to reintegrate into society, actively reduce crime and make a safer community for all.

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  • BABI Youth & Family Service

    We help young people identify their goals and innate strengths, give them the tools to plan for the future, assist them in accessing resources, and provide targeted support to help them achieve their goals. Over the years BABI has developed real expertise in developing young peoples’ skills and resilience so they can move forward with confidence.

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  • BRIC Housing

    Supporting people facing disadvantage to improve their lives and circumstances by providing suitable and affordable housing.

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  • Chaplain Watch

    "ChaplainWatch is a community service charity, designed to intentionally intervene where people are in crisis, at risk, and in need.
    As a chaplaincy-inspired, faith based ministry we are dedicated to serving our community non-judgementally. We affirm and promote the dignity, worth and value of each person."

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  • CheckUP

    CheckUP is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to better health for people and communities who need it most. We work with our partner organisations and health providers to create healthier communities and reduce health inequities. Through our current range of health programs and initiatives, CheckUP has an established footprint in 190 communities across Queensland.

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  • Community Canteen

    Our Mission is to provide assistance to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, in a way that we would want to be treated. We focus on the person, so we can help in their wellbeing and outlook on life.

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  • Community Living Association

    Supporting people with Intellectual and cognitive disabilities and young people at risk to get the most out of their lives can mean different things to different people.

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  • Common Ground Queensland

    Ending homelessness a person at a time with the communities in which we operate and creating supportive homes through effective public, private and comunity partnerships that respond to people's needs and improve well-being and connectedness.

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  • Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA)

    We collaborate and partner with Industry, government and stakeholders to create, test and implement evidence-based system level solutions for lasting change.

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  • Hand Heart Pocket

    Hand Heart Pocket is an independent charity and philanthropic foundation established by the Freemasons of Queensland. Partnering with other charities and philanthropists to create positive change for people in need in Queensland and Papua New Guinea, particularly young people. At a local level, this charity also back Freemason Lodges to support people in need and their local communities.

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  • Homeless Health Outreach Team

    We provide a mental health assessment, treatment and support service for homeless people who are experiencing mental health or drug and alcohol issues.

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  • Home in Place

    Home in Place is one of Australia’s largest non-government social housing providers with over 35 years’ experience in providing secure and affordable housing, as well as delivering housing products for disadvantaged people who have difficulties sourcing adequate housing.

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  • Inala Youth Service

    As a youth and families service we are focused on creating opportunities to enhance the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families. We know that every young person we work with is on their own journey and the support they receive is specifically crafted to meet their individual needs..

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  • Mangrove Housing

    The Mangrove Housing mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients and communities by working within a range of networks and partnerships to provide quality housing and support services.

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  • North West Youth Accommodation Service

    North West Youth Accommodation Service Inc. centres our practice with at risk young people around; Building supportive connections with young people; Providing information to young people so they can make informed choices about their lives; Strengthening living skills for independent living; Educating young people on how to sustain their tenancy; Moving young people on from homelessness to long term, stable and independent housing.

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  • One Voice

    "Established in 2012, One Voice was established with a VISION to restore dignity and hope – one life at a time.
    We began with Mobile Shower Services for those experiencing homelessness. These services have since helped restore dignity to over 35,000 people across all the main capital cities of Australia."

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  • Orange Sky

    We have a simple formula; we provide a platform for every day Australians to connect through a regular laundry and shower service. The focus is on creating a safe, positive and supportive environment for people who are too often ignored or who feel disconnected from the community. Our volunteers are not social workers or experts on homelessness - they are empathetic listeners and great conversationalists.

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  • Queensland Council of Social Services

    "We are QCOSS (Queensland Council of Social Service), Queensland’s peak body for the social service sector.
    Our vision is to achieve equality, opportunity and wellbeing for every person, in every community."

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  • QLD Department of Housing and Public Works

    Working together with respect and compassion to influence change and deliver responsive services that build a healthy and connected Queensland.

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  • Queensland Police Service

    Every day the Queensland Police Service, your police service, works tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of the community.

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  • Queensland Youth Housing Coalition

    QYHC is committed to improving the life opportunities and the wellbeing of young people who have been impacted by homelessness and the multitude of associated issues such as education, health, safety and social connection.

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  • QuIHN

    The QuIHN Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Outreach (Vulnerable Populations) Program primarily works with referrals from the Hospital and Health Service (HHS) area and provides an outpatient case management and counselling service with the capacity to provide limited after hour’s services to those affected by alcohol and/or substance use concerns.

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  • Social Scaffolding

    "We are an identifier, enabler and facilitator who delivers social impact and shared value to our community.
    We help Not-For-Profit companies be more commercial.
    We help Corporates create social change whilst generating profit.
    We help Government think about and deliver on their social agenda.
    We are the Social Scaffolding helping others to create social good."

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  • Southside Community Care

    Southside Community Care Inc. is a non profit community organisation and has been assisting disadvantaged families for 35 years. Our main focus is supporting and housing homeless families, although we do offer some other services to assist people in the community. We are supported by the Department of Housing and Public Works to employ two workers and are provided with 16 properties to assist homeless families under the Crisis Accommodation Assistance program. We also own four properties to offer affordable accommodation to some tenants exiting our homeless service.

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  • The Lady Musgrave Trust

    The Lady Musgrave Trust provides accommodation and support services throughout Brisbane and Ipswich, for young women between the age of 18 and 30 (and their children) who are in critical homeless situations suffering from domestic violence, family breakdown, poverty, poor health and other complex issues.

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  • Valley Hearts

    Provides Food Vans and Mobile Kitchen Services

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  • Youth Advocacy Centre

    YAC provides legal services, youth support and family support assistance and services to young people generally aged 10 to 18 years (inclusive) who live in or around the greater Brisbane region, particularly those who are involved in, or are at risk of involvement in, the youth justice and/or the child protection systems; and/or are homeless or at risk of homelessness (up to 25)

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Partners

Brisbane Zero is able to make a difference thanks to the incredible support of our partners who have signed onto our campaign agreement and who share our vision for ending street homelessness.

  • Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH)

    The Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) is an independent champion for preventing and ending homelessness in Australia. We recognise that the scale of homelessness in Australia is both preventable and solvable and that despite the common misconception to the contrary, we can end homelessness in Australia. We are a community of practice that has, since 2013, supported organisations and local communities to work collaboratively to end homelessness in Australia, starting with rough sleeping.

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  • Community Solutions

    Community Solutions is a nonprofit which works to create a lasting end to homelessness that leaves no one behind. In the United States, they lead the Built for Zero movement to end veteran and chronic homelessness, and they have supported Advance to Zero and the Perth Zero projects in Australia since their inception.

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Supporters

We’d also like to thank the many individuals and businesses who support our campaign to end rough sleeping in Brisbane. We couldn’t do this without you.

  • Zeroseven

    A digital development house working in partnership with clients on long term digital solutions that use best practice in design, development and usability.

    (Like this website!)

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Housing for Women’s Safety and Security Alliance

The Housing for Women’s Safety and Security Alliance is made up of a range of service providers and organisations who share the vision of no women or children will stay in a violent home due to a lack of housing options. No woman will return to a violent home due to a lack of safe, secure, and stable housing.

Our aim is to advocate for and address the Greater Brisbane housing shortage across the whole spectrum of housing needs for the most vulnerable women, and women with children, who are escaping family violence and experiencing homelessness at growing rates.

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How you can get involved 

Join the campaign 

We’re always looking for new partners who believe, like us, that ending homelessness is possible. If you would like to partner with Brisbane Zero or be part of our steering committee, download the application form below or get in touch with us 

Get involved

Apply to partner with Brisbane Zero

Make a donation  

With your ongoing monetary support we can continue to provide much needed services for the most vulnerable in our communities. We are currently taking donations for the Brisbane Zero campaign through our backbone organisation, Micah Projects. 

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