On Monday 14 November Youth Off The Streets expanded their service in Western Sydney by opening a new Drop-In centre in Seven Hills.
The launch ran from 2:30pm to 6:30pm and was held at our new location at 5/111 Best Road, Seven Hills. The drop in centre will be open every Monday and Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.
A welcome to country was given by Uncle Greg Simms who spoke of the importance of connecting with the local community. Following Uncle Greg, CEO and Founder of Youth Off The Streets, Father Chris Riley and Federal member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland spoke of community engagement and the importance of our young people.
Father Chris Riley believes that the work we do in engaging the young people of Western Sydney is of great value to both the kids and the local communities.
“My Western Sydney teams are incredible” says Father Chris Riley, “I believe that the young people of Seven Hills will get immense value from the activities and services that our new Drop In centre provides. We work with young people to cater for what they want and need, whether it is work or school, relationships or substance problems, we will be there for our kids.”
Our drop in centre at Seven Hills provides young people with a place to go and meet new friends, play games, get help with school work and seek information and referral services for education, training, employment, health, relationships, legal matters, alcohol and drugs and housing.
Youth Off The Streets has been able to extend our services into Seven Hills due to the success of our outreaches in Western Sydney as well as the need for a program to provide crucial services to the young people of the area.
Youth Off The Streets continues to assist some of Australia’s most vulnerable young people through our services and activities and by expanding further into Western Sydney we are now better able to service disadvantaged kids in their own area.