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A kind and generous donation from you today can help a disadvantaged young person.
Please don’t turn away. Right now, thousands of young people in Australia are homeless, isolated and scared.
Sadly, the only thing these young people will wake up to on Christmas morning is loneliness and despair.
But together, we can give our young people hope.
Some kids like 15-year-old Jessica*, call the midnight intercity train ‘home’. As the train pulls out from Sydney’s Central Station at 12:45am, Jessica bunkers down under a blanket for the all-stops ride to Wyong on NSW’s Central Coast.
“It’s warm and free – as long as you avoid the guards,” she says calmly. “The train’s easier than finding a bed somewhere. And it’s safer than sleeping at Central.”
Many of these kids have had terrible upbringings, and with nobody to guide and care for them, they are on a slippery slope. But with your help, we can do something about it.
Every day, Youth Off The Streets is on the frontline, working at every level to tackle youth homelessness and disadvantage. These services include:
– Our Street Walk program and Food Van to provide food, safety and shelter to those who most need it
– Crisis accommodation and transitional housing
– Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
– Outreach programs, guidance and counselling
– Schools and alternative education programs
– Job-ready workshops and accredited vocational courses to enter the workforce
No-one chooses to end up on the streets. Yet in Australia, 1 young person in every 100 sleeps rough every night. On Christmas morning, they will wake up to nothing. Please donate today to help us repair young lives and give them a future. Don’t leave our kids to battle the world alone.
*Name changed for privacy reasons
**All donations over $2 are tax deductible
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.
This event is held in early May each year and brings together the real estate industry for a day to support young people at risk. Hosted by Damien Cooley of Cooley Auctions, the 2015 event raised over $65,000 making the total raised over the past seven years to be in excess of $450,000.Read what other events you can join near you
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.Read more
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.
Support Youth Off The Streets by purchasing something small. All proceeds go towards helping disadvantaged young people.
We value working with partners that are focused on making a positive contribution to the community, in alignment with our goals and objectives.
Community organisations and businesses can work together for a better future
Have a look at the businesses supporting Youth Off The StreetsFind out more
When Trudi* first came into contact with Youth Off The Streets, she was 15 and homelessFind out more
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