Reaching out to the youth 30 years on…

We have now started to outreach in South Brisbane on Tuesday night. The feedback we have received so far is very positive. Some of our friends on the street wait for us at the park. Other hang around with us until we leave. Rosies received many expression of interest of young people under 18 who …

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A new hope

Rosies is blessed to have such a wonderful diversity of volunteers. Bachar and Emil, Christian Syrian refugees  arrived in Toowoomba less than a year ago. They happily joined Rosies to make a difference in their adoptive country. Bachar and Emil come to outreach every Friday to spend time with our friends on the street. It …

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“Every setback is a set-up or a come back”

Today we had an inspiring meeting with one of our longtime friends Chris. He and Rosies met in Brisbane 28 years ago. Since then Chris has started his own lawn mowing company- Chris’ Lawns & Green Garden Waste Removal – on the Gold Coast. He has 60 clients and encourages everyone to have goals. He keeps coming …

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Sharing friendship one haircut at the time

Jamey-Lee is a hairdresser and a generous soul. She gives her time and talent to our many friend on the street on the Gold Coast. She comes to our drop in centre with all her gears on the second Thursday of every month and offers free haircuts to our delighted patrons. Her impact is simply …

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Uni students on the street with Rosies

Students from the  Queensland University of Technology (QUT)  Chapter of The Golden Key International Honour Society joined Rosies on the street as guest volunteers.  One of them, Jamie, shared her ‘amazing experience‘ with us. “It’s great to see how much impact Rosies has by providing something as simple as friendship to those in need.”  One …

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Simply grateful…

We are simply grateful Tony invited us to his graduation after his successful completion of 6 months of rehabilitation at Logan House. Tony lived with his addiction to alcohol and drugs for thirty five years. From Rosies he met people who cared. He accepted the hand offered to him and although he admits there is still a rough …

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Calling for volunteers at Schoolies!

Rosies started at Schoolies in 1987 and we have been there ever since. We are there to provide water and an adult to talk to if someone is missing mum and dad.  If you would like to join with Rosies to support our young people please fill out the form below .

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GOVERNOR-GENERAL CELEBRATES WITH ROSIES VOLUNTEERS

Yesterday,  His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) join Rosies volunteers at Surfers Paradise to  celebrate 30 years of Rosies Friends on the Street. Sir Peter is Patron-in-Chief of Rosies and on a number of occasions has been on outreach with volunteers to share first-hand the friendship and hospitality this great …

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LIFE ROSIE AFTER 30 YEARS WITH CHARITY

WHEN Theresa Sheppard’s mother banned her from Schoolies week the enterprising 17-year-old came up with a parent-approved plan to go anyway — she would volunteer with her church’s outreach program. So began Mrs Sheppard’s 30-year involvement with community charity Rosie. “During our first two years of Rosies we’d made contact with quite a few homeless …

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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 …

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