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Youth Off The Streets

Contact

Name: Romy Shorter

Position: Fundraising Coordinator

Email: info@youthoffthestreets.com.au

Address

PO Box 6025

Alexandria

Sydney 2015

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Our Mission / Objective

Youth Off The Streets Mission: Youth Off The Streets is helping disconnected young people to discover greatness within, by engaging, supporting & providing opportunities to encourage & facilitate positive life choices. Aims & Objectives: Youth Off The Streets is a youth-specific charity based in New South Wales, assisting young people dealing with issues of substance and other abuse, alienation from family and community and homelessness. We offer a continuum of care from assistance on the streets; crisis and short term accommodation to long term residential care, treatment and secondary schooling. We accept non-paying youth into our facilities and we offer our services on a fee-paying basis to government agencies.


Our Services

Youth Off The Streets offers over 25 services, including crisis accommodation, alcohol and other drug services, counselling, accredited high schools, outreach, long-term residential treatment programs and a mentoring program.


Projects in Progress

Youth Off The Streets offers a full continuum of care for young people who are homeless, abused or suffering from addictions to alcohol or other drugs. We provide street-based outreach services, a food van, crisis refuge, youth specific alcohol and other drug rehabilitation, counselling, mentoring, residential services and independent accredited high schools offering flexible education and learning opportunities. Our National Schools Program provides innovative drug prevention and early intervention programs to schools across Australia.


Our People

CEO

Father Chris Riley, CEO and Founder

Leadership Team

Father Chris Riley, founder and CEO of Youth Off The Streets, has worked with marginalised youth for more than 35 years in a variety of roles including teacher, youth worker, probation officer, residential carer and principal. Father Chris Riley was inspired by the 1931 movie “Boys’ Town”, and at the age of 15 was determined to become a priest to take care of the kids who had no one else. After becoming a Salesian Priest, he worked for the charity Boys’ Town in a variety of roles and finally as Principal. In 1991, he left Boys’ Town and began to set up a variety of programs for troubled youth. The programs are always responsive to need and are designed to help young people develop the skills and qualities that will enable each young person to regain control of their own lives. Father Riley has implemented innovative behaviour modification strategies to help young people deal with a history of trauma, abuse and neglect including the Values Education Service Learning curriculum which is now available to schools across Australia as part of the YOUth Making a Difference teachers’ resource. In 1997, Father Riley opened Key College, an independent High School and pioneered a flexible education delivery model to help young people living on the streets and in temporary accommodation return to school.



As CEO of Youth Off The Streets, Father Riley oversees the operation of over 25 programs that employ over 200 people and involve more than 600 volunteers. With only around 40 per cent of funding coming from government sources, Youth Off The Streets has become one of the largest youth services in Australia, offering crisis accommodation, residential rehabilitation, clinical services andcounselling, Outreach programs, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, specialist Aboriginal services, education and family support. Father Chris Riley believes there is no such thing as a “child born bad”, but acknowledges that there are bad environments, circumstances and family situations that impact negatively on our young. “We must have the courage to demand greatness from our youth.” Father Chris Riley.



For a complete biography, please visit:www.youthoffthestreets.com.au or phone (02) 9330 3500.


Names of Board Members


  • Mr Richard Gibbs – Chairperson

  • Mr Bernie Moore  – Director and Company Secretary

  • Mr Craig Davis  – Director

  • Mrs Anna Ainsworth - Director

  • Ms Rebecca Lynch  - Director

  • Mr Rick Millen - Director

  • Robyn Rydgeway - Director


Number of Employees

250

Number of Volunteers

800

Registration Information

ABN

29 100 388 412

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

All bequests left to Youth Off The Streets will be used in the care and education of young people in need. When you place Youth Off The Streets in your Will, or if you intend to do so, we suggest that you notify our Bequest Officer to ensure that we can keep you up to date on the progress of the young people in our care. Youth Off The Streets provide the opportunity for you to get to know more of the work of Father Riley by watching the young people develop, especially at events such as the end of year Presentation Night – a celebration of everything that young people have achieved through Youth Off The Streets programs. If you would like to discuss the work of Youth Off The Streets prior to making your decision, please feel free to contact the Bequest Officer on 1800 06 22 88 or email chrisb@youthoffthestreets.com.au.


General Donations

Please visit: www.youthoffthestreets.com.au or phone: 1800 06 22 88 during business hours.


Other support

Youth Off The Streets raises over $1 Million through its Opportunity Shops every year to assist in the provision of services for homeless and disadvantaged young people. To donate furniture, electrical or bric a brac to an opportunity shop near you, please visit: www.youthoffthestreets.com.au/op-shops/w1/i1002681/ for contact details.


Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are considered an extremely valuable resource and an essential component to the success of Youth Off The Streets. It’s a terrific way to become more involved in your community and help young people in need to transform their lives. Our main objective is to ensure our volunteers achieve personal satisfaction through learning new skills, meeting new people, increasing their self-confidence and self-esteem whilst at the same time provide a valuable contribution to Youth Off The Street’s variety of services. For more information on the volunteer opportunities available at present please contact our Volunteer Manager on 61 2 9330 3500 or volunteer@youthoffthestreets.com.au.


Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Youth Off The Streets Mission: Youth Off The Streets is helping disconnected young people to discover greatness within, by engaging, supporting & providing opportunities to encourage & facilitate positive life choices. Aims & Objectives: Youth Off The Streets is a youth-specific charity based in New South Wales, assisting young people dealing with issues of substance and other abuse, alienation from family and community and homelessness. We offer a continuum of care from assistance on the streets; crisis and short term accommodation to long term residential care, treatment and secondary schooling. We accept non-paying youth into our facilities and we offer our services on a fee-paying basis to government agencies.


Our Services

Youth Off The Streets offers over 25 services, including crisis accommodation, alcohol and other drug services, counselling, accredited high schools, outreach, long-term residential treatment programs and a mentoring program.


Projects in Progress

Youth Off The Streets offers a full continuum of care for young people who are homeless, abused or suffering from addictions to alcohol or other drugs. We provide street-based outreach services, a food van, crisis refuge, youth specific alcohol and other drug rehabilitation, counselling, mentoring, residential services and independent accredited high schools offering flexible education and learning opportunities. Our National Schools Program provides innovative drug prevention and early intervention programs to schools across Australia.


Our People

CEO

Father Chris Riley, CEO and Founder

Leadership Team

Father Chris Riley, founder and CEO of Youth Off The Streets, has worked with marginalised youth for more than 35 years in a variety of roles including teacher, youth worker, probation officer, residential carer and principal. Father Chris Riley was inspired by the 1931 movie “Boys’ Town”, and at the age of 15 was determined to become a priest to take care of the kids who had no one else. After becoming a Salesian Priest, he worked for the charity Boys’ Town in a variety of roles and finally as Principal. In 1991, he left Boys’ Town and began to set up a variety of programs for troubled youth. The programs are always responsive to need and are designed to help young people develop the skills and qualities that will enable each young person to regain control of their own lives. Father Riley has implemented innovative behaviour modification strategies to help young people deal with a history of trauma, abuse and neglect including the Values Education Service Learning curriculum which is now available to schools across Australia as part of the YOUth Making a Difference teachers’ resource. In 1997, Father Riley opened Key College, an independent High School and pioneered a flexible education delivery model to help young people living on the streets and in temporary accommodation return to school.



As CEO of Youth Off The Streets, Father Riley oversees the operation of over 25 programs that employ over 200 people and involve more than 600 volunteers. With only around 40 per cent of funding coming from government sources, Youth Off The Streets has become one of the largest youth services in Australia, offering crisis accommodation, residential rehabilitation, clinical services andcounselling, Outreach programs, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, specialist Aboriginal services, education and family support. Father Chris Riley believes there is no such thing as a “child born bad”, but acknowledges that there are bad environments, circumstances and family situations that impact negatively on our young. “We must have the courage to demand greatness from our youth.” Father Chris Riley.



For a complete biography, please visit:www.youthoffthestreets.com.au or phone (02) 9330 3500.


Names of Board Members


  • Mr Richard Gibbs – Chairperson

  • Mr Bernie Moore  – Director and Company Secretary

  • Mr Craig Davis  – Director

  • Mrs Anna Ainsworth - Director

  • Ms Rebecca Lynch  - Director

  • Mr Rick Millen - Director

  • Robyn Rydgeway - Director


Number of Employees

250

Number of Volunteers

800

Registration Information

ABN

29 100 388 412

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

All bequests left to Youth Off The Streets will be used in the care and education of young people in need. When you place Youth Off The Streets in your Will, or if you intend to do so, we suggest that you notify our Bequest Officer to ensure that we can keep you up to date on the progress of the young people in our care. Youth Off The Streets provide the opportunity for you to get to know more of the work of Father Riley by watching the young people develop, especially at events such as the end of year Presentation Night – a celebration of everything that young people have achieved through Youth Off The Streets programs. If you would like to discuss the work of Youth Off The Streets prior to making your decision, please feel free to contact the Bequest Officer on 1800 06 22 88 or email chrisb@youthoffthestreets.com.au.


General Donations

Please visit: www.youthoffthestreets.com.au or phone: 1800 06 22 88 during business hours.


Other support

Youth Off The Streets raises over $1 Million through its Opportunity Shops every year to assist in the provision of services for homeless and disadvantaged young people. To donate furniture, electrical or bric a brac to an opportunity shop near you, please visit: www.youthoffthestreets.com.au/op-shops/w1/i1002681/ for contact details.


Work with us

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are considered an extremely valuable resource and an essential component to the success of Youth Off The Streets. It’s a terrific way to become more involved in your community and help young people in need to transform their lives. Our main objective is to ensure our volunteers achieve personal satisfaction through learning new skills, meeting new people, increasing their self-confidence and self-esteem whilst at the same time provide a valuable contribution to Youth Off The Street’s variety of services. For more information on the volunteer opportunities available at present please contact our Volunteer Manager on 61 2 9330 3500 or volunteer@youthoffthestreets.com.au.


Our Annual Reports

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