Ozcare provides homeless men, women and children with family crisis accommodation and support in Townsville, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Cairns and Toowoomba

Accommodation for Homeless Families

Housing and support to find permanent accommodation

If you are a family that doesn’t have a home in Toowoomba, Dalby, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Cairns or Townsville, we can help you with accommodation and support to find permanent accommodation. Our services include:

  • Temporary accommodation
  • Access to a support worker with regular visits
  • Assessment of your current situation
  • Help with creating plans for housing, health and schooling
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals for housing, Centrelink, counselling, legal information, childcare, schools, health, women’s networks, men’s counselling, and support groups
  • Transport to appointments
  • Life skills training including budgeting, self-esteem, parenting, meal planning, and recreation

You will be asked to contribute towards the rent of your accommodation, with the amount depending on your income.

Family Accommodation Program

Gold Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Dalby, and Cairns

We provide houses/apartments for families who are homeless in Cairns, Toowoomba, Dalby, Ipswich or on the Gold Coast. A family unit is considered to be a group of two or more people who usually live in the same household and who are related to each other biologically or through another family relationship such as adoption or fostering. This could include:

  • A single parent and their children
  • Same sex couples and their children
  • Grandparents and their grandchildren
  • Foster parents / adoptive parents and their children

Referrals are accepted by phone, walk-ins to the Ozcare Gold Coast, Ipswich and Cairns offices, or by online referral.

Maria House - Women and children


We have four units and one house for crisis accommodation for women and their children in Townsville who are homeless.

Referrals are accepted by phone, walk-ins to the Ozcare Townsville office, or by online referral

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