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About our housing service

ATSICHS Brisbane Housing Services, named Ngumpi uruue means ‘the camp made of branches’. This service was formally known as 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 it’s time.

Joyce Wilding Hostel was closed and demolished in late 2021. The new development has been re- named Kaggarabah and is due to be rebuilt by the end of 2023.

Ngumpi Uruue provides high-quality, community-led crisis accommodation and support for women and their children in the Brisbane and also Logan region. There are also currently plans to expand this service over coming years.

We are dedicated to mob and the delivery of culturally safe, affordable and stable housing solutions.

Ngumpi Uruue currently manage 20 properties across Brisbane and Logan and are funded and supported by the Queensland Government. We aim to increase this to 1000 properties across South East Queensland over the next ten years.

How we help you and your family

We support families throughout their stay with culturally appropriate and also personalised case management care to reach their identified goals. We will 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

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.

Call us on (07) 3240 8900 (press 7) for a yarn or send us an email.

NRSCH accreditation took place 16 November 2021, waiting for final report.

Got a question or need some help?

Give us a call on (07) 3240 8900 or drop us an email at housing@atsichsbrisbane.org.au

Clinic locations

Housing Services

Address: Bullang Bujerum Centre
Logan City Centre
Shop 75B, Cnr Kingston & Wembley Rds
Logan Central QLD 4114
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