Transforming the Lives
of the Homeless
since 2010

A Homeless Shelter in Brisbane

Providing Hope and Support

Homelessness can strike anyone. At Sheltered by Grace,  we provide more than just shelter – we offer a path to healing, stability, and a brighter future.

OUR IMPACT THIS MONTH

Customers served! 2 + Years of Guiding Clients Home
Customers served! 2 Incredible Volunteers
Customers served! 2 Bed Nights
Customers served! 2 % Rehab Recovery Success Rate
Customers served! 2 / Supported Accommodation
Customers served! 2 Bed Nights

Supported Accommodation

Hope Starts Here

Everyone Deserves a Home.

Help Us Create One.

We understand that homelessness can happen to anyone. Job loss, family troubles, or unexpected hardships can leave people without a place to go. That's where we come in. At Sheltered by Grace, we believe everyone deserves a chance to rebuild their lives. We provide homeless men and women in Brisbane with safe accommodation, trauma-informed programs, and unwavering support to help them heal, find hope, and achieve independence.

At Sheltered by Grace, we create community. Many homeless people are not able to maintain a tenancy and need support to get their lives back on track before they can go back into the big wide world and forge ahead with their lives. We create a safe space with 24/7 support, case management, peer support, mentoring and dedicated programs to give people the best chance to transform their lives.

At Sheltered by Grace, we go beyond providing emergency housing or shelters. Our model is based on working together to create community, heal and develop real-world skills to maintain a long-term tenancy. We have no dedicated length of stay and even once our clients move out to other accommodation, they are encouraged to keep connected – engage in regular celebrations and meals, come back to volunteer, connect with our counsellors and social workers if they are struggling and just generally stay engaged so that they have less chance of falling back into homelessness.

With your support, we can provide a warm meal, a safe bed, and the guidance needed to get back on their feet. Sheltered by Grace boasts a 26% rehab recovery success rate, exceeding industry averages. We're not just offering band-aid solutions; we're demonstrably changing lives.

Choose Sheltered by Grace and be a part of something truly impactful.

WHAT we believe

Building a Bridge to Hope: Why We Help?

We believe everyone deserves a safe place to call home and the chance to heal from trauma. That's why we provide 24/7 supported accommodation, alongside trauma-informed case management and programs designed to rebuild lives, not just provide temporary shelter. We focus on the individual, helping the homeless regain stability and independence.

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  • WHO WE ARE

  • MISSION

  • VISION

  • OUR IMPACT

Sheltered by Grace is a Logan-based organisation that provides support to homeless individuals over 25 years old in Brisbane. We offer a safe and supportive environment where individuals can heal from past trauma and rebuild their lives. We believe everyone deserves a chance to find stability and hope, and our programs are designed to help them get back on their feet.

OUR PARTNERS


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Supporting Long-Term Well-being

Our Impact programs

At Sheltered by Grace, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to live a full and meaningful life. With your generous support our programs can guide individuals towards a brighter path. Your donations and sponsorships provide essential resources and opportunities  for personal growth, empowering those we serve to heal, learn, and thrive. Together, we can create a community where everyone feels valued and supported.


Here's how your support change lives:

Rehabilitation Recovery

This six-month  program offers individualised support for people experiencing homelessness. It helps individuals address the root causes of their situation and develop the skills needed for lasting stability.

Peer Support Program

This is an extension of our Rehab Recovery Program allows our clients to cement their progress by mentoring new rehab clients and volunteering their time and support to others.

Working Through DV Program

This 12-week program helps survivors of domestic violence heal and move forward. Through therapy, support groups, and practical assistance, the program empowers survivors to regain control of their lives.

Overcoming Trauma

This specialised 12-week program focuses on helping individuals heal from the deep-seated impacts of trauma. Through individual and group sessions, and work towards emotional well-being.

Life Skills 101

This program focuses on equipping individuals with the practical skills they need to live independently. From budgeting to cooking to job seeking, participants gain valuable tools to manage their effectively.

Learn more about our programs

NDIS Respite Care: A Place to Recharge and Reconnect

Providing a Supportive Home Away from Home

Sheltered by Grace offers specialised respite care services for NDIS participants. Our short-term accommodation provides a safe and comfortable environment for individuals to relax and recharge. This allows their families and carers to take a well-deserve break, knowing their loved one is in good hands.


Our comprehensive respite solution offers a safe and comfortable space for NDIS participants to take break from their usual environment and recharge. This allows them to reconnect with healthcare professionals, access support services, and enjoy a sense of community.


This allows them to reconnect with healthcare professionals, access support services, and enjoy a sense of community.

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Help Us Rewrite the Story of Homelessness

It's tough to think about someone sleeping on the streets, cold and alone. But at Sheltered by Grace, we're changing that story. With your help, we can provide warmth, comfort, and a place where everyone can feel safe.

Here’s how your support changes lives:

A warm bed & roof overhead

Everyone deserves a safe place to sleep. Your donation helps provide that.

Nutritious meals

Essential resources

Guidance and support

A path forward

The Power of Your Support

Donate And Help

Change A Life

Join us in transforming lives. Sheltered by Grace offers a variety of ways for individuals, businesses, and groups to partner with us and be part of the solution to ending homelessness in Brisbane.


Every day, individuals in our community face unimaginable hardship, sleeping rough on the streets of Brisbane. Sheltered by Grace offers them more than just a roof overhead - we provide hope and transformation. Hope for a hot meal, a warm shower, and a safe place to sleep. Transformation to a brighter future through our support programs and resources. But we can't do it alone.


Your generosity, whether a one-time gift or ongoing support, directly impacts the lives of those experiencing homelessness. It helps us provide essential services, empowering individuals to rebuild their lives and find their way back to independence.

Benefits of Donating and Sponsoring

Give Hope. Build Futures.

At Sheltered by Grace, your generosity can provide immediate comfort and support for individuals and famillies facing homelessness, offering them a chance to rebuild their lives with dignity. Partnering with us as a corporate sponsor allows you to make a significant and lasting contribution to our community.

Tax Deductible Donation

Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing your contribution is tax-deductible, maximizing your impact

Social Responsibility

Demonstrate your commitment to social justice and equality through meaningful action.

Brand

Reputation

Enhance your company's reputation as a socially conscious business leader.

Stronger Community

By supporting individuals experiencing homelessness, we create a safer, more inclusive community for everyone.

Why are People Homeless?

There's  no single reason why people become homeless, It's a complex issue caused by a mix of challenges. At Sheltered by Grace, we recognise these challenger and tailor our programs to address the root cause of homelessness, helping people find a way back on their feet.


Limited Access to Affordable Housing

The rising cost of housing can make it difficult for people on low incomes to find secure accommodation.

Addiction

For some, addiction is a coping mechanism for trauma or mental health issues. We offer support to address the underlying causes and help individuals heal.

Family and Domestic Violence

Experiencing domestic violence often forces individuals to flee their homes for safety, leading to homelessness and requiring specialised support services.

Job Loss

Unemployment can lead to financial instability, making it difficult to afford basic necessities like rent and food, ultimately increasing the risk of homelessness.

Poor Physical and/or Mental Health Disability

Individuals with physical or mental health challenges may struggle to maintain employment or secure housing, increasing their vulnerability to homelessness.

Circumstances

Events like natural disasters or pandemics can disrupt lives and lead to homelessness.

Our goal is to provide holistic support that addresses their immediate needs while equipping the with the tools and resources to overcome their individual circumstances. We believe everyone deserves a chance to rebuild their life.

Limited Access to Affordable Housing

Housing affordability in Australia has become a critical issue, particularly in the rental market. Many Australians are struggling to find affordable housing, leading to increased financial stress and, in some cases, homelessness. The limited access to affordable rental properties exacerbates this problem, making it difficult for low-income individuals and families to secure stable and adequate housing. According to the ABS's latest census data, approximately 122,494 people were homeless on census night in 2021. This will only have escalated with the recent cost of living crisis, and we are seeing more and more people applying for housing with Sheltered by Grace who have jobs and perhaps even cars but are finding themselves homeless due to the highly contested and limited amount of affordable rental properties available.

Addiction

Homelessness is a complex issue with many contributing factors, and one significant cause is addiction. Many individuals turn to drugs and alcohol as a means of coping with trauma, emotional pain, and the harsh realities of life. This self-medication can quickly spiral out of control, leading to a loss of stability, employment, and housing. At Sheltered by Grace, we recognise the intricate link between addiction and homelessness. Our comprehensive programs including our Rehabilitation Recovery Program are designed to address these challenges holistically, providing support and resources to help individuals rebuild their lives and achieve lasting recovery.

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (
AIHW), “there is a strong association between problematic drug and/or alcohol use and experiences of homelessness”. In 2022-23 approximately 23,500 people with problematic drug and alcohol issues also received support from specialist homelessness services.

Loss of Job

Unexpected job loss can lead to financial hardship and housing instability. Sheltered by Grace provides support services to help people get back on their feet and find new employment opportunities. Losing a job can quickly spiral into a crisis, especially for those already living paycheck to paycheck and in the current cost of living crisis. Without a stable income, paying rent or a mortgage becomes impossible, pushing individuals and families towards homelessness.

As part of our Life Skills Program, we offer practical assistance such as resume writing, interview skills training, and connections to potential employers. We provide life-changing programs for the homeless to get back on their feet and find new training and employment opportunities.

Circumstances like Natural Disaster or COVID-19

Unforeseen events, like bushfires, floods, or pandemics, can uproot lives and leave people homeless. We offer emergency shelter and support services for people affected by these events. We provide emergency accommodation, access to food and clothing, and emotional support during times of crisis.

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Poor Physical and/or Mental Health or Disability

The connection between mental health and homelessness in Australia is significant. Mental health issues are on the increase in Australia. A study undertaken by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) found that 31% of homeless people experienced a mental health problem and approximately half of these had this problem prior to becoming homeless. Living with a disability or chronic health condition can make it difficult to find and maintain employment, which can lead to housing insecurity.

We ensure connection to specialised mental health support services and programs, consistent medication assistance and case management for individuals facing these unique challenges.

Family and Domestic Violence and Family Breakdown

Family and domestic violence can occur between intimate partners; family members including siblings, parents, children, aunts, uncles and grandparents; including elder-abuse; child abuse; and sexual abuse. In many cases, these situations lead to the need for individuals to seek emergency accommodation. Domestic violence and family breakdown can force people to flee their homes, often with nowhere else to go.

These figures highlight the urgent need for a safe homeless shelter and support services for those affected by domestic violence. Sheltered by Grace is committed to providing compassionate care and advocacy for victims, breaking the cycle of violence and empowering individuals to create a brighter future for themselves and their families.

We offer a Working Through DV program and resources to raise awareness about domestic violence and promote healthy relationships within the community.

Domestic Violence in Australia Statistics

In Australia in 2019. there were 90 deaths due to domestic violence; 41 women; 20 children; and 29 men. In 2020, there were 90 domestic violence deaths: 44 women; 15 children; and 31 men. Sadly, these numbers only reflect the most extreme cases. Many more Australians, both men and women, suffer in silence. Sheltered by Grace offers a safe and supportive environment for those fleeing domestic violence, offering them a chance to rebuild their lives. We are committed to provide domestic violence and homelessness support to all genders.

Domestic Violence Against Men

While domestic violence against women is widely acknowledge, it's crucial to recognise that men can also be victims. In Queensland, there are limited homeless shelters for male victims of domestic violence. Sheltered by Grace is proud to be one of the few facilities with a dedicated program catering to both men and women escaping domestic violence. Our experience over ten years of operation has shown that domestic violence against men is more common than many realise.

Many men are hesitant to report abuse or seek help due to stigma and societal expectations. We provide a safe and confidential space for men to access support, counselling, and resources to heal from trauma and rebuilding their lives.

Trauma

Homelessness in Australia often intertwines with significant trauma and is the center of many other causes of homelessness, with over 90 % of the homeless having endured at least one major traumatic event. The instability and stress being without a home amplify these experiences, stripping individuals of their safety, socila support, and stable housing , Many also carry the weight of past traumas, including childhood abuse, domestic ciolence, and substance abuse. Unfortunately, system barriers and extreme poverty hinder access to essential mental healthcare, leaving some of our most vulnerable isolated.

In our dedication to transforming lives, Sheltered by Grace proudly offers the Overcoming Trauma Program. This initiative aims to empower, recover, and reconnect those affected, providing a pathway to healing and stability.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Here's How You Can Get Involved

Looking for meaningful ways to make a difference? At Sheltered by Grace, we offer a range of programs and volunteer opportunities designed to provide support and assistance to those in need. Not only do we provide 24-hour supported accommodation, but we also offer:

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Corporate Sponsorship

Your company can make a tangible impact on those facing homelessness in Brisbane. Partner with us to extend a helping hand, fostering corporate social responsibility and compassion within our community.

Donate

Donations are the backbone of our work. Your ongoing support allows us to plan and offer consistent help to those who need it most.

Our Programs

We offer a range of programs designed to help homeless individuals get back on their feet, including counseling, life skills training, and more.

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Sponsor a Homeless Person

Sponsor a homeless person and explore the range of support services we offer, from 24-hour supported accommodation packages to training programs.

Our Projects

Donate furniture, volunteer, contribute financially to renovate a room, or even help establish our new Syntropic Garden, Tiny Home Project, or Renovate a Room.

Become a Volunteer

Become a mentor, assist with workshops, or lend a hand at our fundraising events. Every contribution makes a difference.

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Corporate Sponsorship

Partnering for Positive Change

Imagine having the power to bring hope and healing to someone who has lost everything. That's the incredible opportunity you have as a sponsor. Your compassion can be the turning point in the lives of Australians experiencing homelessness.

By becoming a corporate sponsor, your business can help make this vision a reality. Sheltered by Grace offers a variety of sponsorship packages that allow you to directly contribute to our mission.

Your support will provide critical funding for emergency shelter, essential services, and life-changing programs. Together, we can create a more compassionate and inclusive Brisbane.

Transformation Package

The most comprehensive option, the Transformation package focuses on in-depth rehabilitation programs designed to support clients through complex recovery journeys.

Impact Package

This builds on the Foundation Package and adds basic support programs for mental health and minor addictions, tailored by our case managers to address individual needs. Programs may include "Overcoming Trauma" and "Life Skills 101".

Foundation Package

The ‘Foundation’ package addresses the urgent priority of moving people from harm and providing safe, clean accommodation and meals for up to 3 months

Vince's Journey of Transformation

Join the Movement: Be a Part of Vince's Story

For three decades, Vince battled a relentless storm of addiction, violence, and despair. But in the midst of his darkest hours, he found a beacon of hope in Sheltered by Grace, a Brisbane haven for those seeking a brighter future. There, he received the support he needed to break free from the chains that held him captive.

Today, Vince stands as a testament to the power of resilience. He has transformed his life, finding purpose in volunteering to help others, pursuing his passion for community services, and reconnecting with the family he once thought lost. His journey is a shining example of how even in the face of overwhelming darkness, redemption is possible.

Vince's story is a call to action, a powerful reminder that hope can bloom even in the harshest of circumstances. Let his courage inspire us to support those facing similar challenges, to believe in the transformative power of compassion, and to join hands in building a world where everyone has the opportunity to reclaim their life and find their own path to healing.

Open your heart. Lend a hand.

Be Part of Something Special

Volunteering with Sheltered by Grace is more than just lending a helping hand – it’s about making a genuine connection. Whether you’re serving meals, sorting donations, or offering a listening ear, your time and energy directly impact the lives of those doing it tough. No matter your skills or experience, there's a place for you at Sheltered by Grace.


We believe everyone deserves dignity and respect, and our volunteers are essential in creating a welcoming and supportive environment. If you're looking for a rewarding experience where you can truly make a difference in your community, join us at Sheltered by Grace.

Trusted Homeless Shelter Near You

Finding Hope at Sheltered by Grace

We believe in treating every individual who walks through our doors with dignity and respect. Our goal is to empower individuals to overcome the challenges they face and work towards independent living. We provide access to essential services such as healthcare, legal aid, overcoming trauma program, and employment assistance.

We rely heavily on the generosity of our community. Whether you choose to donate your time as a volunteer, contribute financially as an individual, or partner with us as a corporate sponsor, your support helps us offer vital services and make a real difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

We are committed to being one of the best charities to donate to by practicing transparency and ensuring every dollar goes directly towards supporting those in need and advocating for lasting support and solutions to homelessness.

Join us in offering a hand up to those in need and become part of the solution to homelessness in Brisbane.

Your Donation Makes it Possible

We're building a community dedicated to ending homelessness in Brisbane by providing  shelter, support, and targeted programs.

Hear from Our Community

Read heartfelt testimonials shared by donors, clients, and volunteers at Sheltered by Grace. Discover how our programs and services are creating real change for those facing homelessness in Brisbane. Be part of our community celebration, embracing the impact of compassion and the strength of unity.

Dave Weston

Volunteer


I highly recommend Sheltered by Grace and the work that Jason and Lisa put into this project. They have been a blessing to so many people in need and I have even had an extended family member stay at the shelter.

Sara Peterson

Donor


I am so grateful that "Sheltered by Grace" exists. The team bent over backwards to provide the absolute best care and support for a family member. I can't thank you enough for giving them the absolute best opportunity to turn their lives around and the thrive. Soulful, genuine, outstanding, second to none. I highly recommend.

Sez Raven

Client


I have had a wonderful experience living here. The past 9 months have gone fast and I even finished my 6 month rehab program here. It's a stepping stone and learning experience been here. Thank you guys for all the help and support that you have given me.

Shedding Light on Our Mission. Trusted by the Community

We're on a mission to sustainably end homelessness by building community to effectively deliver emergency shelter and targeted programs.