Supported Accommodation Program in Brisbane
Zig Zag provides medium-term supported accommodation to young women age 16 to 25 years who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Zig Zag believes appropriate housing is a basic right of all young women and we aim to provide safe, affordable and secure accommodation.
Our accommodation is women's only and is medium-term, which is 3-6 months. We do not have emergency accommodation so we are unable to provide housing straight away.
At Zig Zag we provide supported accommodation which means young women who are housed with us will have a housing support worker to meet with regularly. During the time women are housed with us we work together to find long term housing options and to work towards other goals that women want support with.
Some areas of support include: pregnancy or parenting issues; getting into education or employment; access to health services; issues with Centrelink; accessing other housing services; legal issues; accessing counselling or other community services; or linking in with social and recreational groups.
Who is Zig Zag Accommodation for?
• Women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
• Young women with or without children
• Women aged 16 to 25 years
• Women who have a low income
• Women who have some independent living skills
• Women who wish to live on the Southside of Brisbane
• Women who require some support
How to find out about our housing?
If you are looking for accommodation for yourself or a young woman you are supporting you just need to call and ask to speak with a housing worker to see if you are eligible for our housing.
There are three housing workers at Zig Zag. You can contact the office between the hours of 9am to 5pm (Monday to Friday) on 3843 1823. If a Housing Worker isn’t available, leave a message and we will contact you as soon as possible.
A new housing database for specialist homelessness services in Queensland (no more Zig Zag waitlist)
Zig Zag uses the Queensland Homelessness Information Platform (QHIP). QHIP is an online database which is used by homelessness services in Queensland. This database requires personal information for the purpose of assessing young women’s needs and assisting women and children, to access homelessness support services and/or accommodation. The information is stored in QHIP which is a secure online database administered by the Department of Housing and Public Works. This database cannot be accessed by any other government departments. Personal information may be accessed online by other homelessness service providers in Queensland via the QHIP database. It is completely up to you how much information you share with us. The information you share may influence how your housing need is seen as a priority. Your personal information will not be shared without your consent unless you say it is OK to do so.
To go onto the database for homelessness accommodation the following information is essential :
Date of Birth
If you want further information about the housing process, allocation or QHIP please call a Zig Zag housing worker.
To see the statement of young women’s rights and responsibilities when accessing services at Zig Zag please click here.
To see Zig Zag’s Privacy Statement please click here.