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A kind and generous donation from you today can help a disadvantaged young person.

IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME YOU CAN HELP THOSE MOST VULNERABLE- it’s NOW

There is no doubt we are experiencing a homelessness crisis in Australia the likes of which we have never seen.

Most of us are counting our blessings that we are safe. But how can you stay safe when you are homeless?

Zoe* knows the struggles too well.

“The last time I ever saw my dad was the day he kicked me and my brother Ash out. He closed the door on us and that was that. We didn’t have any family to stay with then, we still don’t now. That fact doesn’t change during lockdown.”

When they were kicked out, Zoe and Ash* moved from refuge to refuge. If they couldn’t get a bed, they slept on the streets.

Zoe’s mental health took a huge toll: she battled depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts and Ash became heavily dependent on drugs.

Zoe’s life became even harder in the wake of COVID-19 when she and her brother became separated.

Our Street Walk Manager, Gary, found Zoe sleeping rough and alone in Sydney’s inner west.

The truth is we have seen a steep rise in drug and alcohol abuse and domestic and family violence as more people experience tough emotional and financial hardships.

These rises have seen a strong demand for our vital services as many kids have now been forced into homelessness and poverty.

Vulnerable and disadvantaged kids like Zoe and Ash need to turn to supporters like you in their community for help and safety.

Zoe is safe at our crisis accommodation service for now, but she is deeply concerned about her brother whom she hasn’t heard from for several weeks. We will do everything we can to find Ash.

The worst thing we can do right now is give up. But with your support, we can be there for kids in need for as long as it takes.

Please give generously** to bring safety to homeless and vulnerable young people.

*Names have been changed to protect the privacy of our young people

**All donations over $2 are tax deductible

  • $90
    single
    can provide a homeless or vulnerable young person with hot dinners for a month
  • $390
    single
    can support our Street Walk crisis service for a night
  • $1125
    single
    can provide one-on-one case support for up to 25 disadvantaged young people

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As an individual, school, university, TAFE, workplace or social group you can organise an activity or challenge that can be fun and inspiring while helping disadvantaged young people. An existing event may also be a great way for you to support Youth Off The Streets.

 

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Real Estate Sleep Out

Initiated by Cooley Auctions, this annual event brings together the real estate industry to experience a night in a homeless kid’s shoes and to support young people at risk.

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Where the money goes

Logan Outreach launches a program for young offenders

In March 2015, Logan Outreach launched Kicking Goals 2 Transition, which focused on self improvement through a series of workshops and sporting activities. The program helped young people transition from juvenile detention back into the community through setting goals and working on personal growth.

The program was run over the course of eight weeks and helped young people: develop life skills; increase their health and fitness; build team work; and their employability skills.

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In Celebration

Celebrate an engagement, wedding, anniversary, birthday or any other special event with a donation to Youth Off The Streets, and give hope and a future to young people in need.

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Bequests

A gift in your Will is a powerful way to help some of Australia’s most vulnerable young people now and in the future.

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In Memoriam

A Memorial Donation to Youth Off The Streets is a thoughtful way to remember someone close to you, and at the same time help give hope and a future to young people in need.

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Volunteer

Our volunteers are aged between 21 – 80 years old and work within most of our services through one off events, as skilled volunteers and as regular community volunteers.

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Bettina from Key College

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Griffith Outreach success

A simple routine helps youth most at risk to increase school attendance

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Volunteers at Youth Off The Streets live happier lives by donating their time

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Corporate Partnerships

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We value working with partners that are focused on making a positive contribution to the community, in alignment with our goals and objectives.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Community organisations and businesses can work together for a better future

Our current supporters

Have a look at the businesses supporting Youth Off The Streets

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Trudi's Story

When Trudi* first came into contact with Youth Off The Streets, she was 15 and homeless

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ClubsNSW supporting our schools

The cost of education is a barrier to our young people. One organisation that supports us with education is ClubsNSW

ClubsNSW supporting our schools

National Volunteer Week

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Jessica's Story

“I had come to the end of the line. Youth Off The Streets was my last hope” - Jessica

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We rely on long-term support

We would like to thank all our supporters for their continuing belief in helping disadvantaged young people.

Corporate Partnerships

We value working with partners that are focused on making a positive contribution to the community, in alignment with our goals and objectives.

Read more

In Celebration

Celebrate an engagement, wedding, anniversary, birthday or any other special event with a donation to Youth Off The Streets, and give hope and a future to young people in need.

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In Memoriam

A Memorial Donation to Youth Off The Streets is a thoughtful way to remember someone close to you, and at the same time help give hope and a future to young people in need.

Read more

Bequests

A gift in your Will is a powerful way to help some of Australia’s most vulnerable young people now and in the future.

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