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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Compassion in action

WHEN you have a drive to help others and make the world a better place to live in, particularly for those who are homeless it is no surprise when that person does make a difference. The surprise is that this time it is not an adult making a difference but a Year 6 student from …

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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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