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• Funding boost for Cairns


The Salvation Army in Cairns will benefit from State Government funding for its homelessness services.

The Queensland Government has committed more than $1 million to The Salvation Army to continue to deliver its specialist homelessness service in Cairns.


With this funding, Centennial Lodge provides 12 places of temporary supported accommodation for women and mobile support services to five external properties for families.


This adds to previously funded 23 places of temporary supported accommodation for men.


“We welcome the news of increased funding for The Salvation Army to continue supporting vulnerable women and families in the Cairns community,” said Aaron Pimlott, State Manager Homelessness (Qld) Social Mission.


“Our partnership with the State Government continues to grow stronger as we work together to see vulnerable Australians housed, supported, and cared for.


“Ending homelessness is possible, and when suitable housing and support is made a priority, we will see homelessness as rare, brief, and non-recurring.”


Member for Cairns Michael Healy said, “This funding means The Salvation Army will be able to continue helping women and families in the Far North.”


Information courtesy of The National Tribune

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