About us

  • + - Who we are

    At Home for Good we aim to prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness are met and their rights protected.

    Home for Good is a service of Micah Projects, delivered in collaboration with a number of community service and healthcare providers throughout Brisbane.

    We understand:

    • that poverty and the lack of affordable housing impacts on people’s housing options and quality of life
    • that each person’s experience of homelessness is different
    • that seeking services and help can be difficult and the service system is hard to navigate
    • the shock and trauma that comes with becoming homeless
    • that there are often multiple issues and needs that a person or family may need assistance with – our aim is to move forward, not just focus on the past
    • housing alone is not enough for some individuals and families and we aim to link people with the resources, opportunities and services in the community
    • it is much better to keep people housed who are in ‘housing stress’ or at risk of becoming homeless.

    2016 Cookie

    Cookie was sleeping in Anzac Square when he started to work with the Micah Projects Street to Home team. His literacy levels and his lack of basic forms of ID such as a birth certificate had proven to be a major barrier to securing housing, but these were challenges the Street to Home team could help him with.

    Read Cookie’s story

    Home for Good is a first port of call for people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness in the greater Brisbane region. We have extensive knowledge and experience in the delivery of services and support to people experiencing homelessness or at risk.

    Micah Projects Street to Home team work closely with Home for Good to provide a range of innovative and evidence-based services to people who are homeless and at risk of homelessness. Visit Micah Projects website.

    Home for Good is a service of Micah Projects and is funded by the Queensland Government through the Department of Housing and Public Works and the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

    Visit Micah Projects Website

  • + - What we do

    If you’re experiencing homelessness or are risk of experiencing homelessness, Home for Good can provide information and advice which may assist you to resolve the issue.

    A family of eight in their home smiling together

    “It was a major win for us, the moment we were able to walk out of that hotel room,” Katrina Parson. Photography: Craig Holmes.

    Read the Parson's family story

    We provide information and advice to everyone who contacts us, whether they are the person in crisis or someone assisting them.

    You can receive information and advice:

    … by phone (07) 3036 4444

    … by email info@micahprojects.org.au

    … via the website

    … in person by appointment.

    For appointments, please call (07) 3036 4444 or email info@micahprojects.org.au.

    You can come to us or we can talk about how we can assist you. We strongly encourage people to make appointments for ‘face-to-face’ meetings. Priority will be given to people with scheduled appointments.

    Appointments are held at our offices at 162 Boundary St, West End:

    9am–4.30pm (closed 12–1pm) — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

    9am–12pm — Thursday

    If in doubt, call. We are committed to helping people experiencing a housing crisis, either directly through one of our Micah Projects teams or by providing information about the best organisation to contact.

    Assessment for additional support

    If you feel you need other support, we may be able to assist you or refer you to a service better suited to meeting your needs. One of our qualified team members can conduct an assessment to determine the nature and level of your need and whether we can assist. The assessment can be done over the phone or in person, by appointment.

    The Home for Good team is committed to assisting you whenever possible. As a priority we have a commitment to find safe housing for families who are on the streets with children and people who are medically vulnerable and/or have life limiting conditions.

    Please be aware that the Home for Good service is not funded under the Emergency Relief Program for items such as rental arrears and outstanding utility bills. However, we can refer you to the Emergency Relief providers for Brisbane.

    Assistance to find housing

    Home for Good does not have housing stock of its own to provide to people experiencing homelessness. We do not operate a shelter or emergency accommodation service.

    We do however have extensive knowledge of organisations and services throughout Brisbane. We can refer you to the most appropriate organisations (the people most likely to be able to assist you soonest) and help you get any assistance you need to complete housing application forms, including requests for emergency housing or social and community housing.

    We work closely with the Department of Housing, and can assist you to prepare applications for additional support such as rental bond loans.

    Home for Good is proud to have some of Brisbane’s leading organisations as collaborative partners in delivering support services to people in need. The success of tHome for Good is only made possible through these collaborations, and the ability to refer people to external partners as well as a range of Micah Projects services.

    Key service providers with whom Micah Projects have a collaborative partnership with, and who we may refer people to include:

    To make an appointment please phone (07) 3036 4444 or email info@micahprojects.org.au

    If you need assistance, we’re here to prevent you from becoming homeless, support you to find housing if you are homeless and link you into a range of social, health, employment and community services.

  • + - The Micah approach

    Micah Projects works to break down barriers that exclude people from housing, healthcare, employment, meaningful connections, and to give people a voice.

    We ensure the immediate needs of individuals and families are met, in a supportive, informed and respectful manner.

    Home for Good is a service of Micah Projects.

    Vision Statement

    Our hope is to create justice and respond to injustice at the personal, social and structural levels in society, including government, church and business.

    Mission Statement

    To respond to people who experience exclusion, poverty, injustice and social isolation so that they may experience inclusion, economic wellbeing, justice and connection within their community of choice.

    Man smiling

    “I led a horrible existence, lived day to day with my alcohol addiction - then the fire accident. Brisbane Common Ground has given me hope” Doug. Photography: Katie Bennett.

    Guiding Principles

    In responding to individuals, families, groups, communities and institutions, we believe that every adult and child has the right to:

    • a home, an income, healthcare, education, safety, dignity and connection with their community of choice;
    • access to a broad range of personal, social, intellectual, economic and spiritual resources for personal and community wellbeing;
    • forums to participate in decisions which impact on their lives at an individual, social and structural level;
    • equity, acknowledging the impact of age, gender, economic status, disability, sexual orientation, culture and religious belief;
    • opportunities for processes that redress past and/or present experiences of neglect and abuse;
    • resources to enable restoration of relationships with self, family, community, social and religious institutions.

    Micah Projects endorses the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

    We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia as the traditional custodians of this land, the history and impact of colonisation, and support the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to self-determination and cultural expression.

    Our vision for reconciliation is to close the gap in the life expectancy of Australia's First peoples. We are determined in our commitment to work respectfully in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples so they experience inclusion, economic wellbeing, justice and connection within their community of choice.

    Commitment to Quality Micah Projects is committed to adhering to well defined, effective procedures that are designed to ensure the quality of our services and activities. Our Quality Management System meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and the Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF).

    We actively encourage and seek suggestions that may assist us in our pursuit of quality. Please contact us if you would like to provide feedback.

    View our latest Annual Report.

    Home for Good is a service of Micah Projects and is funded by the Queensland Government through the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

    Visit Micah Projects Website