Funding annouced for homeless services

HOMELESS services across Queensland have been provided with a much-needed boost.

Thirty-nine organisations will share a $70 million funding pie announced by the State Government on Thursday.

On the Sunshine Coast, Community Solutions at Nambour has been allocated $284,000 to provide new community services for the area.

Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Minister Tracy Davis said the Nambour group would work in conjunction with police services and youth justice.

The organisation would offer information and advice counselling and life skills for people at risk of homelessness.

"This is good news for the young people of Nicklin (electorate) that they still have these services available to them," she said in parliament on Thursday.

In Rockhampton, Anglicare Central Queensland was on the receiving end of the homeless expenditure, securing $1.155 million in funding.

Roseberry Community Services in Gladstone will receive $1.255 million to continue running a temporary accommodating initiative for people homeless or at risk of homelessness.

In Mackay, Kaylan Youth Service will receive more than $1.3 milion.

The funding will be rolled out over three years to organisations between Coolangatta and Cairns, Ms Davis said.



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