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A virtual AGM, real lives impacted

October 29th, 2020|

For the first time ever, we held our AGM and launched our Annual Report online. Find out more about the year we've had, new Board members and more.

Lockdown eases, creating more opportunities to support young people

October 28th, 2020|

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.

Edy’s long-term commitment to mentoring young people

October 21st, 2020|

Edward Chirenda has been a volunteer Live-In Mentor with Concern Australia for more than five years, showing great commitment to the wellbeing of multiple vulnerable young people he has shared a home with. "It really provides you with an opportunity to impact someone’s life!" he says.

Sharing a house, building a home with young people

October 12th, 2020|

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.

Federal Budget fails the most vulnerable

October 8th, 2020|

It is heartbreaking that in the lead-up to Anti-Poverty Week, the Federal Government chose to deliver one of the harshest Budgets on record for young people and families doing it tough in Australia .

Creative CREWY competitions keep young people entertained during lockdown

September 16th, 2020|

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!

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