Supporting our community at Homeless Connect 2022

Published on 19 May 2022

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Today, Rockhampton Regional Council welcomed some of our vulnerable community members through the doors at the Robert Schwarten Pavilion, during their annual Homeless Connect event.

Communities and Heritage Councillor Drew Wickerson said the success of the event was a testament to all the agencies, businesses, community members and Council working together to make it happen.

“This event takes months of preparation behind the scenes – and we couldn’t do it alone,” Cr Wickerson said.

“It is always a rewarding experience working together with all the agencies to support those who are doing it tough.

“And being able to connect people with services, be it health care to housing, medical checks to mental health support and much more, shows that we really do care about them and want to offer them our support.

“For some people, the meal they received here today might be the only one they have in days, or they might pick up pantry items that will help feed their family for the rest of this week.

“I want to thank everyone involved in the event today and everyone who donated!

“Thanks to our community and some wonderful sponsors - the donations of food items, toiletries, and linen, will mean a lot to those who received them here today.

“And of course, all the agencies, organisations and businesses who donated their time and services in the lead up to the event and here today – the event would not be possible without you!”