Welcome to 3rd Space
3rd Space Brisbane is a day-time drop-in centre where people experiencing or at risk of homelessness find support, friendship and dignity. 3rd Space helps thousands of people every year through the dignity of a hot shower, café style meals as well as access to medical, mental health, law, tenancy, employment and other services. These services focus on breaking the cycle of homelessness.
At 3rd Space we form relationships, build trust and provide hope in a place of safety. Every person who comes to the centre has their own set of needs and their own story to tell.
Urban Sociologist, Ray Oldenburg, writes about the importance of informal gathering places as essential to community and public life. What third places offer, in contrast to first places (home) and second places (work), is a place to put aside concerns. Third places provide the foundation for a functioning democracy, promoting social equity, creating public association and offering psychological support. 3rd Space is one such place, being within the community for over 40 years.