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.
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:
Drug and alcohol misuse
Domestic and family violence
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:
general practitioner (Dr Ann)
9am to 12.30am
Monday and Friday
10.30am to 12.30pm
9am to 12.30pm
Monday to Friday
health & wellbeing services
On hold until further notice
One Friday per month (contact 3rd Space for more details)
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
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.