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  • Writer's pictureJade Fitzgerald

The Charity Ideal Buyer's Agency Supports 2023

Updated: May 1, 2023



To help change the lives of homeless women over 55, I am taking part in the Live Like Her Challenge this September 2023. By living in my car for one night to help fund The Forgotten Women’s mission and provide fit–for–purpose housing for women over 55 years of age who are experiencing homelessness.
In greater Brisbane right now, more than 700 women over 55 years are doing it tough. Known as the hidden homeless, these women are either living in a car, couch surfing, living under the threat of violence and/or physically hiding.
Please support me for this great cause!



WOMEN OVER 55 ARE THE FASTEST GROWING HOMELESS POPULATION IN AUSTRALIA



There are more than 39,000 Queensland women over the age of 55 who are doing it tough - suffering financial hardship driven by rising living costs, lack of employment, limited or no superannuation and a lack of affordable housing options. Alarmingly, recent forecasts predict that this figure is set to double by 2036.

Women experiencing homelessness are significantly less visible and identifiable than their male counterparts, often being described as the ‘hidden homeless’. Vulnerable older women are more likely to be staying with friends, living in a car or physically ‘hiding’.

The Forgotten Women is a unique, grassroots housing initiative for homeless women over 55. The project's mission is to put a roof over the heads of as many of these vulnerable women as possible. Through the acquisition of suitable properties, The Forgotten Women project will ensure these women have access to secure, safe and affordable housing options that enable them to age in place.

Help her home


To help change the lives of homeless women over 55, we are urging Brisbane to come together to take on the Live Like Her Challenge on 7th September 2023.

By living in your car for one night you will help fund The Forgotten Women’s mission to provide fit-for-purpose housing for women over 55 years of age who are experiencing homelessness.


Almost 700 women in the Greater Brisbane area aged over 55 years are homeless......


The Forgotten Women's project mission is to put a roof over the heads of as many of these vulnerable women as possible. This project is a unique, grassroots housing initiative for homeless women over 55 that will allow women to age in place with dignity and security.

The project is being delivered by Mangrove Housing, a Tier 2, not-for-profit, community housing provider who has been delivering housing solutions to vulnerable people for over 28 years.


Why are they the Fastest Growing Homeless Population?




The Forgotten Women project has a simple idea:





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