Youth off the streets - Merrylands, western Sydney, 2013

Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational organisation working for young people who are homeless, drug dependant, and recovering from abuse.

They support young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal traumas such as neglect and physical, psychological and emotional abuse ( ).

In 2013, Project 7 worked with Youth of the Streets (YOTS) to refurbish their Merrylands centre in western Sydney, New South Wales.

A Healthier Environment - for a growing concern

After a Seven team member attended a YOTS Open Day, they saw the difference it was making to the lives of so many young people experiencing personal difficulties. As government funding contributed to only 35% of the cost of running their programs, they relied heavily on volunteers and the help of others to keep things running.

Without a doubt it was a worthy cause for Project 7 to devote their time and efforts to.

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Volunteers - Donating valuable time to help others

Planning, administering, purchasing, delivering, installing, cleaning, painting, assembling, and catering were just some of the many tasks required to make this project an effective contribution to this ‘Youth Off The Streets’ Centre.

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