Donate to yourtown

Your support helps Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education and specialist accommodation for families.

Since 1961, yourtown has been tackling the issues affecting children and young people, including mental health, domestic and family violence and youth unemployment.

It's because of the support from people like you that we've been able to help make a difference in the lives of so many.

When young people are lonely, need advice, struggling or in urgent need of support, Kids Helpline's qualified counsellors are there for them - 24/7, 365 days a year.

"I don’t know where me or my kids would be if we didn’t find this place."

Women and children escaping domestic and family violence are often traumatised and feel unsafe. Our Domestic and Family Violence Service helps them regain control of their lives.

Your support helps keep mothers and their children safe from violence

Bri* was in a relationship and experiencing emotional, psychological, verbal and financial abuse. She also experienced extreme physical violence.

When this violence increased during her second pregnancy and after the birth of their second child, Bri knew it was time to reach out for help.

yourtown's Domestic and Family Violence Service provides therapeutic support to help women and children break the cycle of violence and resettle into safe, affordable housing.

It provides families, like Bri's, access to specialised counselling, child therapy, training in life skills, and links to health, legal and specialist services. 

By donating to yourtown, you help our Domestic and Family Violence Service team continue to offer safety, healing and support to vulnerable families. 

*Names and images have been changed.

From feeling worthless to helping others feel valued

Allie* was left with no parents to care for her at just three months old.

By the time she was 13, Allie was living on the street. She had no money and no food, and was sneaking into caravan parks to have a shower.

Then, she met someone who brought her to yourtown.

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future

It's because of the community's ongoing support that we're there when young people need help.

Your donation gives young people the gift of hope. Thank you for believing children and young people are worth the investment.

Supporting vulnerable young parents and their children

At San Miguel we provide not just temporary accommodation for parents and children, but also counselling and guidance to help families tackle the issues creating homelessness.

Families just like Jemma and her baby son, Bailey.

Our San Miguel team have been working tirelessly throughout this pandemic to provide young parents with the skills they need to enhance the safety and wellbeing of their children and improve their own life prospects.

However, they cannot do this alone. San Miguel relies on the generosity of our community to keep its doors open.

Your support means the world to young people like Jemma and Bailey.

Jemma's beautiful painting at San Miguel.

"If I didn’t have the support from San Miguel staff I would not have got this far! I would still be struggling – a lot! I feel like the strong independent woman I was before. I can now see a bright future for me and Bailey."

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