Youth Off The Streets is helping disconnected young people discover greatness within, by engaging, supporting, and providing opportunities to encourage and facilitate positive life choices.
Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational community organisation working for disadvantaged young people who may be homeless, drug dependent, and recovering from abuse. We support these young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal trauma such as neglect, physical, psychological, and emotional abuse. It is our goal they leave our care drug free, with an education, living skills and a full or part-time job in hand.
Since opening in 1991, Youth Off The Streets has grown from a single food van delivering meals to young homeless people on the streets of Kings Cross to a major youth specific agency offering a full continuum of care through the delivery of a wide range of services. Our 35 services include aboriginal programs, crisis accommodation, alcohol and other drug services, counselling, accredited high schools, outreach, and residential programs. Our programs focus on positive outcomes that empower young people to transform their future. We challenge our young people to make decisions for themselves, take responsibility for their own lives, and understand they can do well.