A growing number of not-for-profit organisations, peak bodies, economists and concerned business leaders are raising the alarm that young people are being left behind in the economic recovery from the pandemic.
One year on our community may be COVID-free, but the situation is about to get much worse. Analysis shows that any stability in the economy was the result of Government support, and much of this support has been wound up. Find out how you can help.
In May we’re hosting Walk in My Shoes, a dynamic new exhibition that gives voice to young people experiencing homelessness.
On 31 March we were delighted to welcome Katie Hall, MP for Footscray, and special guests to our Braybrook site for a milestone event that covered a lot of exciting territory, looking back on where we have come from, and stepping into the future. Click through to find out more.
Manmeet lost her job when the pandemic started and spent six months unemployed and isolated at home. Then Working for Victoria gave her the opportunity to get back to work helping people who had been affected. We're thrilled to now have her as part of our team!
Thanh moved to Australia as a refugee with his parents when he was just one year old. Now he's determined to support young people through his new role with Concern Australia. "I’ve always wanted to give back and serve my community in a meaningful way. Now I’m doing it in this area. It’s so good."
Ella Crosling has recently joined our team as one of our new Youth Engagement Resource Officers, based at our south-east Melbourne site in Dandenong. She is one of seven new staff members employed through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative.
In the next two months our Steps Outreach Service is running a couple of cool competitions that give young people the opportunity to let their creativity shine while raising awareness and understanding about youth homelessness.
We recently welcomed Florent Soli to the Concern Australia team as our new Multicultural Engagement Officer, a role created in partnership with Working for Victoria.
The New Year began with the first outing for our latest Hand Brake Turn venture – a 1-week Taster course in automotive skills designed to give young people a relaxed and fun introduction to working with vehicles.