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Maria Leebeek

Maria Leebeek

Maria Leebeek has a long-standing commitment to working in the not-for-profit sector on social justice issues. Maria has been employed in range of positions from direct practice, with a focus on housing and homelessness, through to organizational management.
This grounded experience has enabled Maria to undertake a range of project and policy work and to share this knowledge and advocate in a range of community and public settings.
Maria is passionate about the role of not for profit organisations and is currently enrolled in a Research Master of Business at QUT exploring collaboration in the NFP sector. Maria has a Bachelor of Social Work (Queensland University) and a Graduate Diploma in Business (Philantropy and Nonprofit Studies QUT).

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Emergency Relief Program

There are many reasons why an individual or family could suddenly find themselves in financial crises. GCYS may be able to help.

If you are struggling with unmanageable debts, it’s important you act quickly – the first step in taking control of the situation is to ask for help.

Visit our Need More page and click on Financial Assistance for an additional list of services that can provide material aid, advice and support to help you manage your debts and get you back on track.

The Emergency Relief program provides financial and/or material support to meet the immediate need of people in financial crises. The program is open to all age groups.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, the GCYS will continue to provide services however, we are asking people to make safe choices to help stop possible transmission. Therefore we are asking people not to come into the service and to call us instead where possible.