St Margaret’s Young Women’s Shelter

St Margaret’s Young Women’s Shelter aims to support young women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to work towards stability in their living arrangements. St Margaret’s provides an environment of safety and respect, and by addressing specific needs identified by young women in areas such as income, housing, health, relationships, legal, education and employment.

Specific target groups are young women aged 16 to 25 years, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. In some circumstances the shelter may accept referrals for clients younger than school leaving age, but St Margaret’s Young Women’s Shelter does not target this age group.

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St Margaret’s Young Women’s Shelter is funded as supported accommodation to provide an immediate response to young women’s homelessness, through the provision of case management, support in temporary accommodation and during transition to housing.  The shelter supports clients to meet their immediate personal needs and work towards obtaining stable, long term accommodation as soon as possible.

The following supports are provided within a social justice framework:

  • 24 hour access to the service
  • shelter and day to day necessities
  • support to find stable long term accommodation
  • advocacy and referrals to other organisations including housing, income support, education, employment, health, legal and family support services.

St Margaret’s provides support with living skills development including:

  • cooking
  • budgeting
  • nutrition and health
  • personal development including self-awareness, self-esteem, self-care, problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • and support for families and former residents.
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St Margaret’s Dining Room

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St Margaret’s Lounge Room

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St Margaret’s Bedroom

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St Margaret’s Interior

Contact Details

St Margaret’s House operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

Phone: 07 4033 2678
Fax: 07 4033 5711


Please provide feedback regarding your involvement with the St Margaret’s. Feedback forms are available from the St Margaret’s team, Anglicare North Queensland Limited (ANQL) offices, or download the ANQL-Online Client Feedback Form.

Please email feedback forms to or post to 179 Lake St Cairns QLD 4870.

Alternatively, complete the form below to submit your feedback online.

Please provide comments about the service that you have received from Anglicare North Queensland Limited (ANQL). Comments can be about improvements, complaints or positive feedback about the service that you have received.

Please note that your privacy and confidentiality will be maintained in line with ANQL procedures. The Privacy and Confidentiality Procedure can be found here.

If you feel you need to contact a member of ANQL’s executive management team, please phone 4041 5454 or email .