Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc. incorporates a range of services for young women in the wider Brisbane region including:

  • Supported medium-term housing service for young women aged 16 – 25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • Counselling and support to young women aged between 12 and 25 years who have experienced sexual assault or abuse at some stage in their lives.
  • A resource library for any young woman accessing the service.

Zig Zag operates from a feminist perspective. This means that we strongly value and recognize the importance of young women’s unique experiences and expertise. We acknowledge that young women live in a society where many structures and systems can discriminate against them. We value working alongside young women in a respectful, collaborative way which values diversity and choice, and we work with them towards achieving positive individual and social change.


Hours of operation

9am – 5pm - Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
12.30 – 5pm - Tuesdays



To see the statement of young women’s rights and responsibilities when accessing services at Zig Zag please click here.


To see Zig Zag’s Privacy Statement please click here.



Funding

Housing Service
Zig Zag receives recurrent funding from the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services through their Communities and Homelessness Service program. The accommodation that it provides is supplied by the Department of Communities Housing and Homelessness Section through its Crisis Accommodation Program and ‘Same House/Different Landlord’ program.

Sexual Assault Service
Zig Zag receives recurrent funding from Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services through its Sexual Assault Support and Prevention Program funding.


Click here to read research paper “Sexual Assault and Homelessness with Young Women in Australia".


Additional Funding

Zig Zag is not able to fulfill all of its functions from government funding alone. Zig Zag is constantly sourcing additional funds to resource a number of areas of service delivery for which we receive no funding. Some of these areas include:

  • Supplying basic, necessary furnishings and white goods to young homeless women when they enter our housing. Zig Zag often uses donations provided by the community to provide these items and extends a heartfelt thankyou to all community members who generously provide for young women out of their own pocket;
  • Resources for innovative group work that support young women to connect with other young women and activate for social change;
  • Reviewing and printing of information resources for health workers and professionals who work with survivors of sexual assault;
  • Technical and practical resources necessary to undertaking our work with young women eg. computers and vehicles. In 2009 Zig Zag received funds from the Gaming Machine Community Benefit Fund to purchase a new photocopier, and funds from the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund to purchase new computers and a new phone system. These upgrades were desperately needed – so a big thankyou to the Community Benefit Funds for the approval of these grants.

In previous years, additional funding has been generously provided by the ZONTA Club of Brisbane and the Quakers.

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