It’s a sad fact that homelessness is on the rise in Australia and there were almost 38,000 people in NSW in the Census who were classified as being homeless on Census night 2016 – a rise of 37 percent from the previous Census five years earlier. In some areas of Queensland, the increase was over 50 percent from the previous Census, including a disturbing amount of young people.
At Brothers In Need, our focus is always on the vulnerable and there are few groups in need of more assistance than the homeless – and those on very low incomes. We provide such items as hot meals, fruit, non-perishable food items, drinks and hygiene packs among other essential items, while we have partnered with other welfare organisations to provide food vouchers to families who are doing it tough. Our Brothers In Need van is a familiar sight in the Sydney CBD every Saturday night at Martin Place among other locations, while in Brisbane, the Outreach program is conducted on both Tuesday and Saturday evenings.
Individuals living it rough are looking for any place with shelter to keep warm and stay out of the rain. We want to work with people within the community to aid and support those who are suffering from a financial strain or require some form of support.
To get some people from the community to open their homes into providing shelter to people living it rough during the Winter season.
Sign up now to open up your home to support those people living on the streets during winter. Or you can simply donate to us whatever you can. Every dollar helps.
Crescent Care Packs
Creating hygiene care packages to Australia's most vulnerable communities
A fortnightly program full of meaningful discussion and team bonding. Different topics and guest speakers.
Flood Crisis Appeal
In mid to late March 2021, extreme rainfall in Australia’s east led to almost unprecedented flooding
Homeless Outreach Programs
It’s a sad fact that homelessness is on the rise in Australia and there were almost 38,000 people in NSW in the Census who were classified as being homeless
Respite Centre Programs
We are very proud of our respite program, where once a month a number of our volunteers visit the My Home Disability Centre
The ‘Soup Kitchen’ initiative sees our regular volunteers combine with other members of the community who generously give
Visiting the Sick
Visiting the sick - either at home or in hospital - can provide the sick person with a huge psychological boost.
Because of its climate, Australia is a nation which is extremely vulnerable when it comes to bushfires.
Australia has always been a country which is prone to drought, and over the past quarter of a century
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many families and individuals losing jobs.