Support from charities

Charity organisations provide a range of support directly to families in need.

You can search the database of registered charities operated by the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission.

Below are links to some of the major charities operating in Queensland.


Provides youth housing support, advocacy, pastoral care, employment support, and counselling and mental health support. Search the Anglicare service locator.

Australian Red Cross

Provides housing support, mental health services, prison support, and programs to support socially isolated older people.


Provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services, as well as welfare programs, aged care visitation, Indigenous support services and more. Find a Lifeline Centre near you.

Salvation Army

Offers a range of services, including housing support, drug and alcohol services, family and personal counselling, and court and prison support. View the Salvos services list.

St Vincent de Paul

Visits the homes of people in need and provides practical assistance.

The Smith Family

A children’s charity that helps disadvantaged families with school costs.

Wesley Mission

Provides financial counselling and other services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, children and families.