Second Chance Programme is a charitable organisation set up in 2001 to raise awareness of the plight of homeless women and their children; as well as raise funds for registered charities, to provide them with comfortable housing and appropriate services to help these women regain control of their lives.
If you would like to make a donation to assist homeless women and their children, please click through to our donations page.Read More
If you’re wondering how you can make a difference to vulnerable women and their children, here are some other ways you could helpRead More
If you’ve got time and skills that you feel SCP could benefit from in addressing women’s homelessness, then we’d love to hear from you.Read More
Second Chance Programme Fund Raising Group Inc (SCP) was founded two decades ago by businesswoman Marjorie Morton and feminist/activist/scholar, Dale Spender in 2001. The not-for-Profit organisation was set up to address the distressing problem of women’s homelessness in Brisbane. Twenty years on SCP supports homeless and at-risk women and children in crisis care, long-term accommodation & domestic violence shelters all over Queensland.
We help remove the barriers for women and children to break free from violent homes. Our help extends all over Queensland – from Cairns to Ipswich, rural, regional and urban. We assist some of Queensland’s most disadvantaged women and children through more than 20 DV shelters, and partner with proven service providers such as Brisbane Housing, Anglicare Homelessness Services, and Combined Women’s Refuge Group.
SCP does not raise money to buy buildings or pay salaries. We raise money to fund programs that address the problem of women’s homelessness (many of whom have young children at risk). We’re a small independent committee of tenacious women, all working pro bono, no salaries, no office rent, no admin costs so 100% of the money raised goes directly to women’s homelessness programs.
As an organisation, SCP has no building, and no paid staff. Apart from the fee for public liability insurance, every cent raised by SCP is used to ‘get women off the streets’ and to help them take control of their lives.
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