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

WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO HELP HOMELESS YOUNG PEOPLE THIS CHRISTMAS

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.

Jessica* calls the train home

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.

If we don’t give these kids a chance, who will?

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

  • $70
    single
    Can give 1 young person hot dinners for a week
  • $350
    single
    will help run 1 outreach session for a young person over Christmas
  • $1125
    single
    Can fund our Street Walk program for 3 nights to keep kids safe

Fundraise For Us

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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50-50 Dynamic Raffle

Help us raise funds for a new Mobile Youth Centre

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The Cooley Golf Classic

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.

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

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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Our partners

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

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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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Our Food Van...

is just one of many services that rely on volunteers. Click through to our volunteer page and apply today!

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

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With so many young people in need, and with the demands on our services growing, we need your help more than ever. Youth Off The Streets merchandise is one way you can support us so that we can help more...

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Our partners

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

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Partner

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

Drive employee engagement programs through volunteer days!

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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.

Our partners

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.

Read more

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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