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Dear <<First Name>>,

Each year we pause and reflect during Homelessness Week. 

Of course, we do our bit to raise awareness about youth homelessness and it's causes all year long. We are dealing with the acute side of youth homelessness, the prevention of it through supporting at risk young people and families and more recently our work involves reaching out into the community to try to help young people and families deal with conflict, communication and mental health issues so that we can try to influence change.

This year we attended the first national youth homelessness conference held in 20 years, which saw the release of the youth homelessness report card which concludes that, notwithstanding a commitment by one of our former prime ministers to halve homelessness by 2020, the number of homeless children and young people has substantially increased and it is estimated that there are 43,000 homeless children and young people seeking help from various agencies (from Prof Brian Burdekin's OP-ED article).

We feel passionately that it is time for change and that the moral responsibility to ensure the rights of state wards and homeless children are respected are felt and dealt with by government and society NOW - will you join us? 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?

The power for change lies with us all.

Would you like to join our fundraising team? We are joined by Cliff Lyons and Steve Menzies from The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles under the name of Manly Sea Eagle Soarers who are helping to raise money for the Avalon Youth Hub. Take a look at their fundraising page here and to join their team simply click on this regisration link, choose individual, part of a team and enter Manly Sea Eagle Soarers. If you would like to sponsor an individual you can do that too just click on this link and search for the individual that you would like to sponsor. It is for a great cause and it's a fun day so please come along!
Never too early to think about Melbourne Cup day? It's always one of our favourite days out - why not join us? All funds raised go towards Peninsula Pals favourite charities one of which is - yes Burdekin. So more more information and to book a table head over here.
24/7 Youth Film Festival:
31 Jul 6-8pm - Launch and Info night
14 Aug 6-8pm - Filmmaking Workshop
24-25 Aug - Comp Weekend 

What's it all about? All info

Manage Your Mood Workshops: Lifeline is offering 16-week psychological skills groups for young people aged 14-18. If you live or attend school in Northern Sydney or the Northern Beaches, are between 14 and 18 years old, and have mild to moderate mental health concerns you may be eligible to attend. For more details or to access a referral form visit Lifeline.
Barrenjoey High School Fundraiser: Palm Beach Movie Night at United Cinema Avalon. Funds raised go directly towards the Barrenjoey Community Performance Space. Great to support our friends over at Barrenjoey Hight School - it looks like a fun night out! Book here.
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