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A safe and secure home is a basic human right <<First Name>>, and yet this is not a reality for so many in Australia today. We work with young people and their families to reduce and prevent homelessness by reaching out into the community to offer free family related support services. We also provide a range of youth accommodation options, out of home and aftercare services.

Did you know that the number of homeless children and young people has substantially increased and it is estimated there are 43,000 homeless children and young people seeking help from various agencies? (quoted rom Prof Brian Burdekin's OP-ED article)

It is time for change, <<First Name>> will you join us and help raise awareness this week?  Will you raise awareness by forwarding this to a friend, emailing your local government, holding a campaign yourself, donating or sharing the facts on social media?

We are lucky to have such great community partners helping us with much needed fundraising. Take a look below and see if you would like to join any of these fun and fundraising days, help us raise awareness or donate.

Westfields Local Heroes Remember our Warren won last year's local hero award? This year the wonderful Laura Hamilton, Outreach Manager, The Avalon Youth Hub is one of 6 finalists! We would love you to vote for Laura because of the amazing work she does at the AYH. The final 3 winners will each receive $10,000 for their respective organisations. Take a look and please vote for Laura!!
Home Sweet 2019
Remember the super successful Home Sweet 2017? We are excited to say it's back and we are one of three lucky beneficiaries! The sleepover takes place on 20 September at the Freshwater Surf Club and offers corporate sponsorship packages (download here), in-kind sponsorships and/or donations and individual fundraisers for anybody sleeping out. So make sure you register to sleepover or get in touch to sponsor, it is a fabulous community night raising awareness and supporting great local causes. Download the flyer here.
 
Peninsula Pals Melbourne Cup
Join us for Melbourne Cup Day organised by Peninsula Pals and hosted by Kerryn Baird. The event will take place at the Novotel Manly and include a 3 course dinner, competitions and prizes for the benefit  of four amazing charities - Burdekin, Sunnyfield, BeCentre and Lighthouse. For more information and to register head here.
 
Pub2Pub: Join Cliff Lyons and Steve Menzies from The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and members from Manly Warringah Cricket team who are taking part in the Northern Beaches Pub2Pub fun run on Sunday 25th August. You can take part by joining the team or sponsor a runner - for registration or sponsorship click here - it should be great fun. All money raised goes to The Avalon Youth Hub! And of course a huge thank you to Cliff and Steve and the cricket team!
Seaforth Arts Festival: Each year we are thrilled to be the lucky beneficiaries of this fantastic art exhibition and sale, this year with an exciting new component where young people can submit their own art! Over three days there is an opening night, gala dinner, music and entertainment, plus you will be supporting local artists and young people experiencing homelessness - get your tickets now!
These are just two of the services offered and workshops held at the Avalon Youth Hub.
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