Paige has had a challenging life journey. She was born in prison, has spent most of her life in state care, and she has lived through abuse, disadvantage and substance use. But with the right support, this inspiring young woman is overcoming the hurdles life has presented her with.
Keamogetse works as a volunteer Live-In Mentor with Concern Australia’s Inside Out program. In late 2019 we recognised her extraordinary commitment to young people with the Corey Lancaster Volunteer of the Year award. Find out more about her experience in our latest Live-In Mentor profile.
The Victorian Government's decision to carefully open up the community means some of our programs will be able to take steps towards ‘COVID-safe’ operations, while others will stay as they have been for the near future. Here’s an update on what we know so far.
Earlier this year April moved into one of our Inside Out homes as a volunteer live-in mentor supporting vulnerable young people as they learn to live independently. Find out why she took the plunge, and what it's been like during this extraordinary year.
This year our CREWY team has played a crucial role in helping young people in our Inside Out houses cope with community lockdowns with a rolling series of creative, often hilarious challenges and competitions. Find out more and have a look at some great images of the young people's creativity!
We’re adapting daily to ensure that the most vulnerable young people in our community get the support that they need in the safest possible way.
This week has seen the escalation of the Victorian State Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the state enters Stage 4 lockdown restrictions. A sobering thought as it coincides with Homelessness Week.
Concern Australia’s Steps Outreach Service will continue to support young people experiencing homelessness thanks to the incredible fundraising efforts of our Run Melbourne team and the generous donors who have supported them this year.
You can help young people like Jamie who are experiencing homelessness in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Donate now to support our Step for Youth Homelessness Run Melbourne team.
July 15 is World Youth Skills Day. We are thrilled to mark this important day by celebrating two groups of students who successfully completed the Hand Brake Turn course in face-to-face classes before the re-introduction of COVID-19 social restrictions.