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Tonight, 20,000 Queenslanders are homeless.

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Over 40% experiencing homelessness are under 25.
3,500+ are kids aged under 12.
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About Rosies

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. These all 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.


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