Hotel purchase secures long-term shelter for homeless - St Vincent de Paul Society QLD
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    Hotel purchase secures long-term shelter for homeless

    CEO Kevin Mercer welcomes Education Minister Grace Grace (left) and Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon to The Park Hotel.  

    From early 2021, The Park Hotel was converted into a place of hope and shelter for Brisbane’s homeless. 

    This partnership between our Society and the State Government is now even more secure in the long-term after the State Government recently officially bought the hotel to ensure it will stay as a place to provide a home to the homeless. 

    Our Society will continue to manage the property and our on-site teams will continue to support and service its residents, including supporting them in the transition back into the community with longer-term accommodation. 

    We welcomed Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon to The Park on 17 November to officially announce the purchase and share more with her on how we are helping locals escape homelessness.  

    “The Park provides more than just a warm bed to sleep in – our teams work with residents to build the skills, confidence and opportunities to secure safe long-term accommodation,” CEO Kevin Mercer said. 

    “With the purchase of the Park Hotel, our Society looks forward to continuing our fruitful relationship with the Department of Housing and provide even more Queenslanders in need with a renewed sense of hope for the future.”