Yesterday I met with the Australian National Skills Commission with the goal of initiating changes in the employment landscape that will see more jobs available for people with housing insecurity and those experiencing homelessness. More needs to be done to address the individual employment needs of those who need extra supports put in place, who want to and are ready to work. We must have these conversations now so we will see a future where being unhoused is not a barrier to finding accessible, purposeful and enjoyable employment. This is just the beginning but we are starting to get a […]
If you’re stuck for what to buy someone for our Christmas appeal here are a few ideas that might help. This isn’t an exhaustive list so by all means please feel free to donate anything else you feel someone would like! 🚫Please note though we cannot accept:Second hand or used giftsAlcohol of any kindGifts associated with violence such as guns and swords.Gifts of cultural appropriation such as Native American dress up, Golliwogs etcGifts with rude or abusive slogansPerishable items 🎄Thank you so much for helping us make Christmas a magical time for these families. Www.nhcollective.org.au/xmas2020
Today we started our annual Christmas appeal to make sure children and families doing it tough can still enjoy Christmas this year. When we first started helping families at Christmas it was just a few gifts and vouchers to those experiencing homelessness. Now we collect and send gifts all over the country. There are still so many people and places forgotten and suffering at Christmas time. This year our first goal is to help 250 families, and our second goal is to help 250 more! We’re not a funded charity. We simply rely on the good hearts of the people […]
Everyone has a right to safe, suitable and engaging employment. But rarely do we make space for people experiencing homelessness to join the work force. Homelessness is chaotic. No two days are the same , but even amongst the chaos of navigating homelessness many people still want to work. The problem is that most workplaces do not accommodate the differing needs of people in unstable housing. They don’t take into account that for the most part this cohort won’t be able to start and finish at regular times. They may need more time off work, they may not be able […]
We are so incredibly proud of our superstar, Leah, and wanted to share her story with you. We first met Leah when she was experiencing homelessness and staying at Launch Housing. Leah was in her early 20’s and had already been at Launch Housing for some months. We invited Leah to do our Plate Up project which she accepted, and we’re so glad she did. Leah was a standout star at Plate Up and did so incredibly well during the program. Leah soon joined us when we opened The Kala Space op shop, where she worked three days a week […]
What a day! Not only did we weed the garden, re-pot our ferns and tidy up our courtyard, we bagged up almost 100 laundry powder sachets for families in lock down, and made up 50 sets of masks for those who need some in an emergency. A huge thank you to Jo and Siobhan for helping out today. Our beautiful courtyard is looking much better. We can’t wait for spring to come and lockdown to be gone so we can enjoy our gorgeous space again 🌱
We received another 10,000 pairs of underwear from the incredible team at Silent Arrow and this means we have now been able to donate over 32,000 pairs of underwear, period packs and socks as well as 130,500 sanitary items, two pallets of school items and thousands of other essentials to the bushfire relief appeal. These items have reached all over the country and were so proud to be able to assist so many people in need. A huge thank you to the following organisations for their incredible support in helping us to make this happen. @giftbox Organic TOM Organic @Moxi […]
FIRE RELIEF UPDATE 🔥 Some roads have been opened now for families to return to their land, but many are living in tents & caravans. Volunteers from Churchill are also now able to transport boxes of the toiletries to more remote places too so the support is trickling through. Last week we sent a huge box trailer and SUV load of over 10,000 items of underwear toiletries and sanitary items but still more is desperately needed There is still a DESPERATE NEED for MENS UNDIES – all sizes to XXXL Men’s socks Men’s deodorant Shaving foam Razors Shampoo & Conditioner […]
The National Homeless Collective Via The Brisbane Period Project and Kala Q needs your help in getting sanitary items, toiletries and other essentials to those impacted by the bush fires across Queensland Your contributions will go a long way and all donations greater than $2 are tax deductible. Please donate via credit card or pay-pal using our secure pay-pal facility by clicking the donate button below. NHC Bushfire Relief Appeal is an initiative of the National Homeless Collective ABN: 93613068992.
The National Homeless Collective needs your help in getting sanitary items, toiletries and other essentials to those impacted by the bush fires. Your contributions will go a long way and all donations greater than $2 are tax deductible. Please donate via credit card or pay-pal using our secure pay-pal facility by clicking the donate button below. NHC Bushfire Relief Appeal is an initiative of the National Homeless Collective ABN: 93613068992.