visiting professional services
We have a range of visiting services that support our visitors’ physical and emotional wellbeing. These include:
general practitioner (Dr Ann):
Monday 9am to 11.30am and Thursday 12pm to 2.30pm
Every second Tuesday 1pm to 2.30 pm
(Nurse Julie) :
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 12pm
health & wellbeing services
Monday 10.30 am to 2pm
Friday 2pm every 6 to 8 weeks
Monday 10.30am every third week
finance & legal services
Monday and Wednesday 9am to 10.30am
Homeless Health Outreach Team:
Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 11am
LawRight legal clinic:
Thursday 9am to 11am
We can help people with:
- Motivation and taking responsibility
- Self-care and living skills
- Managing money and personal administration
- Social networks and relationships
- Drug and alcohol misuse
- Physical health
- Emotional and mental health
- Meaningful use of time
- Managing tenancy and accommodation
- Offending, court support and advocacy.
Sometimes, our visitors just need a willing ear and friendly advice. Through listening (and hearing) what people are saying, feeling and experiencing, we provide social and emotional support to our visitors, including:
- Companionship, conversations and connections
- Help with using the internet to communicate with friends and sign on to government websites (i.e. Centrelink)
- Reading letters and bills for people who are illiterate
- Celebrating birthdays and special occasions.
Our targeted family support program assists families with children and young people under 18 years (including unborn children) who find themselves in vulnerable situations.
We help families with complex needs such as:
- Housing instability
- Mental health
- Drug and alcohol misuse
- Domestic and family violence
- Parenting challenges
- Financial stress.
Many of our visitors come to us without food, shelter, clothes or money. Most have nowhere to go and no-one to turn to for help.
We can help people who are:
- Homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, for example, someone who is living in their car, temporarily with a friend, or a person who has been given a week to leave their current housing
- Housed but at risk of homelessness, for example, a family who are struggling to maintain a tenancy after emergency hospitalisation or losing a job.
We can support anyone living in the Brisbane City Council Region and beyond to find accommodation and meet their basic needs for food, hygiene and rest.
Some people who live in inner city Brisbane may be eligible for financial assistance to pay rent, utilities, transport costs and purchase food.
Please call us to see if you live in our catchment area for emergency relief assistance. If you are eligible please make an appointment with a support worker and bring your most recent Centrelink statement and a copy of any bills which are overdue.
We work with our visitors to:
- Meet immediate needs, which may include emergency relief funding, meals, showers, lockers, clothes, a postal address or day beds
- Provide emotional and practical support, including medical care, counselling and allied health services
- Provide advocacy and assistance to access housing and specialist homelessness services, and any other mainstream services
- Provide information, assessment and facilitate intake to related services
- Provide support until appropriate referral is complete. In the absence of a successful referral, we provide support and an interim response where possible.
outreach and mobile services
Sometimes it’s not possible for you to get to us when you need help the most.
We provide mobile support to individuals and families who cannot get to 3rd Space. This includes:
- Helping our visitors settle into new accommodation
- Supporting our visitors at events or appointments
- Travelling to individuals or families identified by community members as needing assistance.
8.30am to 4pm
Saturdays and Sundays