Our Services

individual support

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.

family support

Targeted family support program

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
  • Unemployment
  • Financial stress.

crisis support

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 an appropriate referral is complete. In the absence of a successful referral, we provide support and an interim response where possible.

visiting professional services

We have a range of visiting services that support our visitors’ physical and emotional wellbeing. These include:

medical services


 

general practitioner (Dr Ann)

9am to 12.30am
Monday and Friday

10.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday

nurse
(Nurse Donna)

9am to 12.30pm
Monday to Friday

health & wellbeing services


 

acupuncturist

On hold until further notice

podiatrist

One Friday per month (contact 3rd Space for more details)

nutritionist

On hold until further notice

finance, legal & other services


 

LawRight legal clinic

Zoom appointments available (contact 3rd Space for more details)

Homeless Health Outreach Team

Referrals available

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.