DigiAsk project delivers outreach in partnership with housing service centres

Churches of Christ in Queensland’s award-winning DigiAsk project is excited to partner with the Fortitude Valley Housing Service Centre at Yumba Hostel and the Ipswich Housing Service Centre at Queens Park to deliver a digital focused outreach service.  

Acting General Manager of Housing Services Alicia Follent said, “We are really excited to be working in partnership with local housing service centres. By using our mobile office we are able to take our service to the most vulnerable in our society.  We are able to offer both digital advice and support and immediate and direct housing assistance to people who may be experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness.”

Churches of Christ’s DigiAsk program took out the Leading Community Engagement Practice Award in the Australian Housing Institute’s 2019 Awards. The program provides people who are homeless or in social housing with access to digital resources such as wi fi, charging stations and printers, as well as helping improve digital literacy, all from a mobile van.

The initiative is one of a number of digital activities that fall under the DigiAsk banner.  Alongside the outreach service the DigiAsk team has been offering iPad classes to seniors and also works in partnership with the Queensland Government’s GetOnline Queensland Initiative. 

DigiAsk Outreach Schedule:
Monday – 7:30 – 9:30pm – Emma Miller Place, Roma Street Brisbane (three times per month)
Monday – 10:00 – 12:00 – New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, Brisbane (fortnightly)
Wednesday – 4:00 – 6:00pm – Queens Park, Ipswich (last Wednesday of the month)
Wednesday – 12:00 – 2:00pm – Yumba Hostel, West End, Brisbane (fortnightly)

Posted December 3, 2019 in News