Area of Impact: Homeless
YouthCARE Canberra P/L (YCC) has been operating continuously and diligently for over 30 years in Canberra, to help the \"at risk\" and vulnerable young people in our community. We do this through our proactive, flexible and highly effective Outreach program, which operates out of the busy St John\'s Care Drop-In Centre in Reid.
YCC is not a religious based organization, whose work focus on supporting the \"at risk\" young people aged between 12 - 24 years of age. YCC is managed by a dedicated Board of Directors - all volunteers and many of whom have been associated with YCC for more than 20 years. Consequently, YCC's operating costs are minimal, with over 97 % of our revenues been devoted to our core mission of keeping our youth care workers on the streets to support Canberra\'s \"at risk\" young people. The demand for our outreach service is continually increasing and requiring we employ a second youth care worker.
YCC receives no Government funding (Commonwealth or Territory) solely relying on three self initiated fund-raising events per year, corporate and private donations and strategic partnerships to fund our program.
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