Rosies provides unconditional acceptance and friendship to people who are marginalised within our community – especially those who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or simply lonely.
Rosies is a volunteer-based not for profit organisation that commenced in Queensland in 1987. We reach out to our friends on the street, in the courts, detention centres, prisons, and drop-in centres. Over 95% of our work is funded through kind donations from our local community.
Through the joy of friendship we aim to acknowledge human dignity and inspire an increased self-reliance. Rosies is non-preaching and non-discriminatory.
Rosies was established in Rosebud, Victoria in 1975 as a youth mission. Today we have grown to support all of our friends. We are a mission of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate formed by the love of Jesus Christ.
Our volunteers are committed to…
As true friends, our volunteers are committed to be there irrespective of weather; socialise with our friends without prejudice; provide a cuppa and bite to eat ; provide other basic support needs , connect with services or support agencies.