National Homeless Prevention Week

National Homeless Prevention Week

On any given night in Australia 1 in 200 people are homeless (ABS). There is no particular way to define who is homeless as it involves men, women and children who for diverse reasons experience homelessness.

Annually as part of National Homeless Prevention Week (the first full week of August) The BASE Services inc. leads a week long campaign to raise awareness of homelessness in the Toowoomba Region and helping local homeless people by providing them with services including: health services such as doctors' appointments, dentistry and podiatry; housing support; haircuts; and the provision of practical resources such as toiletries, food, blankets and clothing.

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The Basement Soup Kitchen

The Basement Soup Kitchen

The Basement Soup Kitchen operates Weekdays 11am – 12:30PM. We offer anyone in need in our community a free nutritious lunch time meal and access to outreach support services which we host on a weekly basis, these include a General Practitioner from Goolburri Aboriginal Health Care Services (Mondays), the Department of Human Services (Mondays), Oz Care Health Clinic (Tuesdays) and a Homeless Person’s Legal Clinic (Wednesdays) . Frequently through these support services, a wonderful team of 30 volunteers and case management, we are able to help support people exit the crisis they are in or at risk of.

Help keep The Basement Soup Kitchen open!

Click here to go to www.homelessforaweek.com.au to donate! 

Homeless for a Week

Homeless for a Week

Help keep The BASE Soup Kitchen open!

Click here to go to www.homelessforaweek.com.au to donate!

To raise awareness of homelessness in Toowoomba and funds to keep Toowoomba’s only soup kitchen open, BASE Coordinator Nat Spary is going homeless for a week between 6th - 12th August, 2018.

The BASE Soup Kitchen is Toowoomba's only soup kitchen which provides lunch time meals to anyone in need 11am - 12:30pm Monday to Friday.

Most days the BASE sees 40 to 60 people in need including men and women, individuals and families of all ages who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness, ex-service people, people with health issues, people facing trauma due to grief, loss or separation, people with addictions, Indigenous Australians and migrants come in for something to eat and a chat.

The BASE is vital for those doing it tough in Toowoomba, as it is often the only meal that person will eat for the day and the only place where they are able to connect and feel accepted.

We try to help out where we can providing blankets, swags, warm clothing and links to accommodation and other necessary services including the Department of Human Services, Oz Care Health Clinic, Goolburri General Practitioner and a Homeless Person’s Legal Clinic who visit weekly.

Recently we have helped a family who were homeless for nineteen months access permanent housing; assisted an elderly man who recently lost his business and house access payments from the Department of Human Services for the first time; and provided a homeless man with a blood glucose machine to monitor his diabetes.

Please help us keep the BASE Soup Kitchen doors open.

All donations over $2 are tax deductable.

Click here to go to www.homelessforaweek.com.au to donate!

Hike for Homeless

Hike for Homeless

The inaugural Hike for Homeless 5, 10 and 20km hike is aimed at raising awareness of homelessness in Toowoomba and much needed funds to ensure the Basement Soup Kitchen is able to continue to provide a lunch time meal, blankets, clothing and essential services to people who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness in Toowoomba.

 

The Hike for Homeless is aimed at people of all fitness levels and will be held at Jubilee Park on Saturday the 27th of October 2018 from 6am. 

 

Stay updated by liking our Facebook page by clicking on the link  https://www.facebook.com/Hike-For-Homeless-1740044579567081/

Backpack Beds for the Homeless

Backpack Beds for the Homeless

Homelessness is a growing problem in Toowoomba. The Basement provides blankets and swags to people who are homeless in our community.
Backpack beds by swags for Homeless are given out to the Homeless so they stay warm during the cold Toowoomba nights. These backpack beds are the most awarded, single person, ultra light weight camping tent in the world - which is also a backpack! Dignity tested, ultralight, only 2.9kg, waterproof, fire retardant and mildew resistant. $110 Backpack Bed including delivery (available in box of 4).
Vistit their website for more information: http://swags.org.au/

Donations $2 and over are tax deductible 

For receipt please email: tiff@baseservices.com.au

For Direct Debit please use the following details:

Account Name: BASE Services Inc. BSB: 034 221 Account Number: 629 828  Reference: Swag (Surname) 

Cheques and cash can be sent to PO Box 2216, Toowoomba or dropped off to 10 Neil Street, Toowoomba.

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