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Donate to Whitelion Youth and help disadvantaged young people rewrite their future

Give to the No Home Address campaign before October 31 and help support young people on their employment journey

By Time Out in association with Whitelion Youth
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The past two years have been tough on a lot of us, but for many underprivileged young people the fear and uncertainty of a global pandemic has been compounded with a life already subject to abuse, neglect and hardship. These are struggles no young person should have to endure, which is where Whitelion Youth comes in.

The mission of this non-profit organisation is to address youth social isolation and unemployment, and ensure no young person is left behind. The charity provides mentorships to those in need, and programs that help build positive connections and pathways towards steady employment. By supporting disadvantaged Aussies who’ve had a rough start and empowering them to make safe, stable decisions, the team at Whitelion Youth believe it’s possible for each and every young person to become the hero in their own narrative.

To help the cause, Whitelion Youth have launched the No Home Address fundraising campaign. Kicking off on World Homeless Day, October 10, the initiative aims to raise funds to support the national rollout of the Breakthrough Mentoring Program – a flagship service where volunteer mentors use a structured schedule to support young people on their employment journey. 

Whitelion Youth is also asking well-known brands and businesses to give up space on their website homepages to promote the campaign and drum up funds, because without a home address of their own, young people can’t apply for jobs or access essential services like Medicare. 

You can do your bit by donating now. It doesn’t have to be much, either – the cost of a cup of coffee can go a long way in helping right the wrongs of our system’s inequalities and provide hope for the future of every at-risk young person.

For more information on the work Whitelion Youth do, and to donate, visit the website.

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