Category: Newsletter

The Rosies National Newsletter, published quarterly.

Rosies National Newsletter Spring 2017

The Rosies Newsletter is out now and available for download – click here for your copy!

In this edition…
We catch up with Tony after his successful completion of 6 month rehabilitation. We continue to travel our branches acknowledging our long service volunteers. Fr Bill OMI from Texas shares his experience as a Rosies guest in Logan.

 

This edition also covers the regular updates from the Chair and across the branches.

Rosies National Newsletter Winter 2017

The Rosies Newsletter is out now and available for download – click here for your copy!

In this edition…
we invite you to read what a night out with Rosies looks like. We also bring you William’s inspiring story from Cairns. William decided to make a difference with the help of his relatives. We also celebrate family with a happy event from a Rosies couple.

This edition also covers the regular updates from Rosies and across the branches.

Rosies National Newsletter Autumn 2017

The Rosies Newsletter is out now and available for download – click here for your copy!

In this edition we continue to celebrate our 30th birthday. Rosies General Manager Andrew offers us a spiritual refresher based on a reflection on the Rosies Prayer.

On the journey we meet with some inspiring figures such as Nicole who raised funds to support Rosies and our many friends on the street with a recipe book she made. We also thank Mrs Pagan in Toowoomba for her amazing support despite living 400 kms from her nearest Rosies branch!

We also put the spotlight on a young team in our youngest outreaches Annerley

Last but not least, we bring you the latest news from our 11 branches across Queensland.

Don’t forget to read about our volunteer and friend’s stories. While you’re at it, why not print out a copy to leave in the lunch room?

 

Rosies National Newsletter Summer 2016/2017

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Did you know the festive season is one of the loneliest times of the year? As Tony’s* story highlights, rising housing costs and the battle to meet the costs is one of the biggest financial burdens facing many today, especially pensioners. It is estimated 92% of those who are homeless have temporary roof – sleeping in cars, over-crowded refuges, hostels, or couch surfing with family or friends – but not a permanent home.

In this edition we start remembering and celebrating 30 years of Rosies. We hear from Theresa, an original Rosies team member and Life Member, as she recalls the early years of the ministry.

We also hear from Vacen as she once more led the Rosies team at Schoolies. Students also shared their views on Rosies. In this edition Oliver and Hannah tells us about Rosies.

Last but not least, we bring you the latest news from our 11 branches across Queensland.

Don’t forget to read about our volunteer and friend’s stories. While you’re at it, why not print out a copy to leave in the lunch room?

Rosies National Newsletter Spring 2016

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Did you know children are one of the largest groups in Queensland experiencing homelessness? Over 40% of those experiencing homelessness are aged 25 or younger. Teenagers aged 12-18 represent 10%, and children under 12 make up 17%.

We also cover some inspiring stories from young people. From Ben who obtained a grant to support Rosies and our many friends on the street, to Lenesha who shared with us about her experience at our drop in centre on the Gold Coast.

As usual we travel across the state to bring you the latest news in each of our now eleven branches. Nicky Team Leader in Brisbane tells us about her Rosies Story and Cahala, one of our friends from Toowoomba, shared with us his struggles, strengths, and inspiration .

Don’t forget to read about our volunteer and friend’s stories. While you’re at it, why not print out a copy to leave in the lunch room?

Rosies National Newsletter Winter 2016

Winter 2016 newsletterThe Rosies Newsletter is out now and available for download – click here for your copy!

In this Winter edition our front cover reveals this frightful statistic, ‘at least one in ten of us will sleep rough in our lifetime’. Being homeless often leads to feelings of fear, anxiety, and social withdrawal.

We thank YOU, our many supporters. Thanks to your help Rosies provides over 1,000 friends with a cuppa and a chat with our volunteer friend each week.

As usual we travel across the state to bring you the latest news in each of our now ten branches. We also come back on our special event with our Patron, Hi Excellency the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, who took part to one of our outreaches in the city.

Don’t forget to read about our volunteer and friend’s stories. While you’re at it, why not print out a copy to leave in the lunch room?

Rosies National Newsletter Autumn 2016

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In this Autumn edition our front cover tells the story of families, like the Roberts, who are increasingly at risk of homelessness.

We also celebrate 200  years of our founders the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Together, Rosies and the Oblates aspire to support those most in need within our communities.

As usual we travel across the state to bring you the latest news in each of our nine branches. Plus, we wrap up our Christmas on the street celebrations.

While you’re at it, why not print out a copy to leave in the lunch room?

Rosies National Newsletter Summer 2015-2016

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Our front cover tells the story of Jane who unexpectedly lost her husband, David*. He was only 59 and had been struggling after having being laid off work. Jane, 58, and David had worked hard their whole lives. Raised a family. Built a home. A life. Then it was all gone. It only took missing a few loan repayments and now Jane is about to become homeless. Older single women are the new face of homelessness in Australia as suggested by a recent study.

In this edition we join our Court Angels at the Southport court. Our court support outreach has been running for 25 years.

We also cover the latest updates across our branches, including Logan celebrating their 10 year anniversary.

While you’re at it, why not print out a copy to leave in the lunch room?

Rosies National Newsletter Spring 2015

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Our front cover tells the story of Lucy* a teenager  who ran away from home. She dropped out of school and faces homelessness. Her story is unfortunately too common.

In this edition we join our volunteers in our Youth Detention Centre Outreach.

We also launch our “cuppa4rosies” campaign and acknowledge the amazing initiatives taken from the many schools and youth groups around the state.

Rosies is the longest serving community organisation at the Gold Coast Schoolies. As such we will operate a Recharge Zone outreach where participant can sit, relax and recover.

While you’re at it, why not print out a copy to leave in the lunch room?

 

Rosies National Newsletter Winter 2015

Rosies National Newsletter Winter 2015The Rosies Newsletter is out now and available for download – click here for your copy!

Our front cover story is about one of our newest volunteers in Cairns, Hayley – who finds as much joy from Rosies as she brings.

Inside you will find an inspirational story about one young man’s physical challenge to raise money for his local Rosies branch.

And gain some insight into a night on the street in Logan as we introduce you to some of our friends on the street.

While you’re at it, why not print out a copy to leave in the lunch room?