Toowoomba’s homeless get funding boost

YOUNG Queenslanders experiencing tough times in the Toowoomba region are set to acquire the skills for success beyond crisis care thanks to a funding boost from the Queensland Government’s Dignity First Fund.

Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said youth homelessness service United Synergies had been awarded $174,398 in round two of the $2.5 million fund, which was established in 2016 to support projects that help people experiencing homelessness to live with dignity.

Mr de Brenni said the Dignity First funding will enable United Synergies to deliver a Gateway to Dignity program to provide young people with skills to assist them in independent living and prevent them from re-entering homelessness.

“Young people become homeless for a range of reasons, and part of supporting young people to transition into stable accommodation is helping them to develop resilience and life skills,” Mr de Brenni said.

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