Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2021 takes place on Wednesday 21st April.
The day aims to raise awareness and invite public discussion about youth homelessness so that we can develop sustainable and innovative solutions for not only supporting the needs of homeless young people but supporting their dreams.Youth Homelessness Matters
Raising awareness and inviting public discussion is vital. This is because Australia needs a national strategy to end youth homelessness and until such time this has happened, awareness days like these are instrumental in reminding us that a lot of work needs to be done. We need to ensure that our most vulnerable young people don’t fall between the cracks of services and opportunities.
We currently support children and young people aged 9 to 24 and in March of this year, The Burdekin Association provided a home for 83 children & young people across the Northern Sydney and Inner West regions.
Our work is not done and we continue to stretch ourselves.
There is a National Youth Homelessness Conference taking place this year, you might like to join the discussion there.