People in Townsville who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless are able to access vital support through the Townsville Homelessness Hub, which was officially opened today by Communities Minister Tracy Davis.
Ms Davis said the hub provided a one-stop-shop approach to link people with the local services they need.
“The Newman Government is providing the Australian Red Cross with more than $579,000 each year for three years to run the hub,” Ms Davis said.
“It will provide homeless people with information, advice and access to specialist homeless and housing services.
“Its main aim is to help at risk individuals and families break the homelessness cycle and keep a roof over their heads.
“I look forward to seeing the good work that will be carried out here to help local people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness.”
Member for Townsville John Hathaway said the hub, which is conveniently located in the CBD, will operate weekdays from 7am to 7pm and will help an estimated 400 clients each quarter.
“The Newman Government is working to tackle homelessness so we can help people achieve a more secure and stable lifestyle,” Mr Hathaway said.
“The Townsville Homelessness Hub is a key part of breaking the homelessness cycle.
“Our local non-government partners, such as the Australian Red Cross, share our commitment to reducing homelessness and supporting people to rebuild their lives.
“It’s great to have the Townsville Homelessness Hub working to connect people with the help and support they need.”