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Calls to help homeless women for Christmas

AAP logoAAP 21/11/2016 Stuart Layt

A local charity is trying to ensure homeless women in Brisbane have a roof over their heads this Christmas.

The Lady Musgrave Trust predicts more than 2000 women will be homeless in Brisbane every night over the Christmas period, and many will have children with them.

Trust chief executive Karen Lyon Reid said it had partnered with Micah Projects to set up the crowdfunded Shelter Her from Homelessness project.

"It's a whole new model that provides some quality accommodation with furniture and a kitchen and a washing machine, where they can actually regroup," Ms Reid told AAP.

She said the group had "wonderful stories" of women who had been able to positively restart their lives after being aided by the Trust's project.

"It just gives them that opportunity to really stabilise and look at themselves."

Ms Reid says a donation of $35 is enough to put a roof over a woman's head for a night.

Donations can be lodged at

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