Hope for the Homeless: KARYN WALSH

Karyn Walsh began working with young people experiencing homelessness since she came to Brisbane in the 1980s. Now, as the CEO of Micah Projects, a local not-for-profit, she is committed to finding new ways to end and prevent homelessness. Her leadership is focused on implementing a housing first approach, which requires integrating healthcare with community services as a critical resource to enable people to improve their quality of life, sustain housing and reduce reliance on hospital care. Karyn is a Director of the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness. She was a Founding Member of the Australian Common Ground Alliance, a past President of the Queensland Council of Social Services and a past Board Member of Australian Council of Social Services. Karyn’s expertise has seen her speaking on homelessness at international conferences over the past decade.



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