Change a young person’s life this Christmas

Change a young person’s life this Christmas

“If I had a choice, I wouldn’t be sleeping on this train. The trip reminds me of Christmas, but this year it won’t be with family. I can’t go home, and they don’t want me there anyway. I don’t know what to do, but I know I need help.” – Jessica* 

Your kind gift is urgently needed to help young people like Jessica who are alone, afraid and in desperate need of safety and support.  

Right now across Australia, an estimated 28,000 young people aged between 12 and 24 don’t have a safe place to call home. They have suffered during this pandemic, more than most, and many will face this Christmas alone. 

With your help, we can take young people like Jessica off that train, offer crisis accommodation and a hot meal and, in the longer term, provide the support services they need to start building a brighter future. 

Thank you for your compassion and generosity. On behalf of all of us at Youth Off The Streets – our staff and our young people – we wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy festive season.

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Thank you for making a difference

As Youth Off The Streets’ Founder, Father Chris Riley, once said –

“I am proud that we are an organisation that will never give up. We will never stop advocating for youth and we will never stop offering our nation’s most vulnerable the chance for a brighter future.”

Thank you for helping young Australians recover from trauma, break the cycle of disadvantage, and build a better future for themselves.

Thank you for donating to Youth Off The Streets

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There are many ways you can help young Australians in need.

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Our promise

We have supported and empowered young Australians experiencing disadvantage for over 30 years. Our generous donors and partners have walked with us every step of the way.

We appreciate every single donation we receive, and ensure that every dollar goes where it is needed most.