Established in 2010 by husband and wife team Jason and Lisa Loakes, Sheltered By Grace in Logan exists to make a real difference in the lives of the homeless.
Although the charity helps anyone who comes through their doors, they are one of the only shelters in Queensland for men who are victims of domestic violence.
“It shouldn’t matter what the statistics say,” says Jason. “It should just matter that if someone’s suffering we should help them no matter what sex, race or religion.”
Not only does Sheltered By Grace provide 24 hour supported accomodation, but the team provide a range of programs to help residents get their lives back on track.
Lisa and Jason spoke to us on a Brissy Brekky, saying that upward pressure on house prices and interest rates were going to be devastating for some families.
“With the housing market going the way it is, there will be a significant increase in women and families seeking help from services such as Sheltered by Grace.
“COVID has also seen an exponential increase in homelessness, and we can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel; we can only see it getting worse.”
Sheltered By Grace are currently raising funds as part of their Christmas appeal. See the Facebook post below for just some of the ways you can give hope to the homeless this Christmas.
Listen to the full interview with Jason and Lisa in the audio player above.