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The Handy Guide for Older Women
A resource to help older women find secure housing.
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Replay the live recording of the 2020 Annual Forum on Women and Homelessness
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VIP Cocktail Party 2021
This annual event returns in 2021 to raise much needed funds for Queensland women.
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ABOUT US

The Lady Musgrave Trust believes all women deserve to feel safe and live a life free from hardship

The Lady Musgrave Trust is Queensland’s oldest charity (established 1885) and a champion for homeless women. 

The Trust provides life-saving services to vulnerable women and their children when they are facing critical homeless situations as a result of domestic violence, family breakdown, poor health and other complex issues.

We can only provide these vital services with the help of the community, donations and sponsorships. To find out more about The Lady Musgrave Trust and how you can help make a difference, please check out our Get Involved section in the main menu.

Karen Lyon Reid, CEO of The Lady Musgrave Trust

Karen Lyon Reid
Chief Executive Officer
The Lady Musgrave Trust

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The Handy Guide is a comprehensive resource that lists support services for women who are without shelter or at risk of becoming homeless.

$135,000 in 2020

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MARKING 135 YEARS OF HELPING QLD WOMEN IN NEED

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$200,000 in 2018

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OUR SUPPORTERS

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QUT
Play For Purpose
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HopgoodGannim
Greenbank RSL

Merton Chambers

The Levy Foundation

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OUR FRIENDS

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Anne Weightman
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OUR BLOG

Blue house on quiet street BlogHomelessness
August 7, 2020

Queensland’s oldest charity launches much-needed guide to empower alarming number of older women facing homelessness in the state

Queensland’s oldest charity has turned its attention to focus on supporting the growing number of older women who are facing housing uncertainty. Senior women facing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic…
Food service BlogHomelessness
August 5, 2020

Intersectional vulnerabilities: How COVID-19 has affected society’s most defenceless

Words by Mollie Matthews For those sleeping rough, lockdown has made life more difficult than ever before. Businesses are closed. Public bathrooms are shut. Shelters are overflowing, with food donations…
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June 9, 2020

Funding fast-tracks new program to help end homelessness for older women in QLD

It will soon be easier for older women experiencing homelessness or at risk of being homeless in Queensland to navigate their way to a better life, as Eastern Star Foundation…