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 as a youth mission. Today, we have grown to reach out to all of our friends on the street, in the courts, detention centres, prisons, and drop-in centres. We continue to engage youth, and the community, through education, awareness, and volunteer programs, which play a vital role in prevention and support. 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.
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; and connect with services or support agencies.
Your support makes a difference to real people, real stories…
Rosies was established in Rosebud, Victoria in 1975. We are a Catholic Charity of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate formed by the love of Jesus Christ.