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Rosies - Friends on the Street

Rosies - Friends on the Street: Helping Queensland's homeless and socially excluded since 1987

Rosies - Friends on the Street is an initiative of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. We are a not for profit organisation with a volunteer base of over 850 active volunteers across Queensland, who provide unconditional acceptance and friendship to people who are marginalised within our community, especially people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Along with friendship, we provide support and material aid in times of crisis. We aim to meet the immediate basic needs of people who need emergency relief in the form of food parcels, clothing, bedding, household items, and vouchers. We act as a 'front door' to other forms of assistance by providing referrals to appropriate services or support agencies.

Rosies is non-preaching and non-discriminatory. We aim to maintain people's dignity while we encourage self reliance.


The long journey from homeless to home: Rosies patron Karl

A few months ago, Rosies gave homeless man Karl Stuart a Backpack Bed. Karl had been sleeping rough in Southport on Queensland's Gold Coast for more than two years, despite working at a combat clothing factory.
Rosies gave Karl a Backpack Bed to help him stay warm and dry while he looks for more stable accommodation. When Rosies first met Karl, we gave him a Backpack Bed - watch to see his reaction!

We are delighted to be able to tell you that since we filmed this video, Karl has found a home in country Queensland.

To read more of Karl's story, click here.


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