Caboolture & Bribie Island gets less stress on the home front

New campaign aims to make life easier to reduce stress of having a place to call home for the most needy in Caboolture and Bribie Island and it possible you can help too.

The Caboolture and Bribie Island branch of the Knights of the Southern Cross joined with Coast2Bay Housing Group to help relieve extreme housing stress in Caboolture for those on very low incomes.

A total of 29 individuals and family members in accommodation managed by Coast2Bay will benefit from gifts totalling $5000 to help with their housing needs.

Coast2Bay Housing Group CEO Andrew Elvin said many families face extreme hardship in meeting the cost of sustaining their housing in Caboolture.

"For them, meeting these costs and navigating past barriers to find a home or keep a home is a real challenge," Mr Elvin said.

"I am so grateful for the generosity of the local branch of the Knights of the Southern Cross for their foresight in helping tackle the issue of housing affordability and housing stress in Caboolture for those on the lowest incomes."

The Knights of the Southern Cross Brian Berge chairman said their organisation's work is designed to make life in the community more bearable.

"We hold small fundraising events for the whole year to provide help and support to families in need," Mr Berge said.

"Unfortunately it seems there is still 'no room' for many facing housing stress, these funds will help to address this."

Mr Berge said he was thankful to those who have supported Knights of the Southern Cross, including Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan.

"The suggestion to approach Coast2Bay Housing came from Mark Ryan and I am delighted we have been able to make a contribution towards supporting those in greatest need through this partnership," he said.

Two families previously living on a caravan site will receive essential furniture for their new home including beds and mattresses for their disabled children.

A young couple facing extreme hardship and expecting a baby soon will have the costs of a driving licence and lessons covered to allow the father to work and provide for his family.

Coast2Bay Housing Group is currently seeking additional donations to finalise a $650,000 project to build a new women's refuge in 2016 for those escaping domestic and family violence in the region.

Phone Ian Ford at Coast2Bay Housing Group on 5451 2960 to donate.

Source: Caboolture News

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