Raising Awareness about Homelessness

August started with Homelessness Week; an opportunity for Rosies to raise awareness about Homelessness. There are currently 105 237 people homeless in Australia according to the latest figures from Homelessness Australia. The majority of these people do not sleep rough, but are rather referred to ‘hidden homeless’ people and range in age and demographics. There …

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Christmas in July!

Rosies Sunshine Coast hosted their annual Christmas in July. Presents were donated and wrapped by Students from Iona College. The school organised more presents to be distributed at our Wynnum Manly outreaches. It was a simple but thoughtful gesture. Many of our patrons were moved by the idea of receiving each a personal present. Rosies …

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The face of Rosies in Cairns

These Rosies Cairns volunteers will receive a special mention for the 25th celebration, as the longest serving in Queensland. SABRINA BECKER-MILLS How long have you been involved with Rosies? I joined Rosies Youth Mission (as it was called back then) in 2002. My daughter has been involved from a young age and as an adult, …

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Helping Hands

THE abandoned, the socially isolated and the lonely are given a shoulder to lean on and a warm meal four nights a week by a group of volunteers who are trying to help the homeless and the disadvantaged of Cairns. About 170 volunteers of Rosies Friends on the Street have formed a kind of family …

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The warmth of the heart goes through the cold Winter night

Temperatures have dropped, but  it has neither deterred our volunteers  nor it has discouraged our many friends on the street to join us on outreach. In fact, we have all been warmed by some amazing selfless gestures.  Steve and Julie beautifully illustrate it. Steve has been a quadriplegic for the past 8 years since a …

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Winter is here!

It gets chilly at night and the temptation to remain in bed in the mornings grows from day to day. Think of those who do not have a bed… Our schools led some much needed drives last month to support our friends on the street, while a couple of real-estate agencies offered two of our …

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2017 Voyage a Paris

The Red Rose Fund in Toowoomba is raising funds for Rosies via the Webster Cavanagh Gala Bid which is now live. You can bid on the Auction items from the comfort of your own home. For live auction items, which is set to take place on Friday, June 16th at the Red Rose Fund’s 2017 …

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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 …

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A night out with Rosies

We arrive on site and our friends are already waiting for us. We open up the van. Two Team Members stand behind the kitchenette serving coffee, milo, cordial, and cuppa noodle, while the rest of us engage with our patrons. There are many young people tonight. People are in good spirits despite the rain. We …

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After the rain…

Two weeks ago our outreach venue in Beenleigh went under water. The local train station where the Rosies community meet was completely flooded. Patrons and volunteers alike suffered from the weather conditions but remain in good spirits. The Beenleigh Rosies teams went back on the street as soon as they possibly could. As a matter of fact our …

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