How we help you and your family
ATSICHS Brisbane Housing Service, named Ngumpi uruue means ‘the camp made of branches’. This service was also formally known as Joyce Wilding Hostel.
Ngumpi Uruue provides high-quality, community-led crisis accommodation and support for women and their children in the Brisbane and Logan region. There are also currently plans to expand this service over the coming years.
We are dedicated to mob and the delivery of culturally safe, affordable and stable housing solutions.
We support families throughout their stay with culturally appropriate and personalised case management care to reach their identified goals. We’ll also work with you to transition from crisis accommodation to secure long-term housing.
Our team can help you with:
- sourcing long-term accommodation with case management support
- referring you to our wraparound health and human services including medical and dental clinics, social health, maternal health, allied health and also child and family services
- referrals for appropriate services, networks, and also support services
- information on services and programs to help and support your family.
Accessing the housing service
Ngumpi Uruue currently manages 20 properties across Brisbane and Logan and is funded and supported by the Queensland Government. We aim to increase this to 1000 properties across South East Queensland over the next ten years.
If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness and would like to live in the Brisbane and Logan region, our Ngumpi uruue team is here to help!
- You must identify as a Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander woman
- You must be homeless or at risk of homelessness
- You may be experiencing violence or at risk of violence where you are staying
- You must have your children in your care
- We are currently unable to support or house men
We accept referrals from support services and other government or non-government agencies when we have a vacancy.
Joyce Wilding Hostel
Joyce Wilding Hostel opened in 1970 in Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane. Originally a refuge for Aboriginal widows, deserted mothers, and children, the hostel provided short-term accommodation during its time.
Joyce Wilding Hostel was closed and demolished in late 2021. The new development has been renamed Kaggarabah (place of the porcupine/echidna, Mt Gravatt and surrounds) and is due to be rebuilt by late 2023/early 2024.
NRSCH accreditation took place 16 November 2021, waiting for final report.