Our Charities

Help us help our charities. Both of us are committed to making a difference to as many people as possible. We achieve part of this through volunteering and working with disadvantaged, under-privileged and unwell people and when we can, their families. The other part is done through donating and fundraising.

Our charity of choice is Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets®.

So you’ve got an idea of where your donation is going

2011 marks 20 years since Father Chris Riley founded Youth Off The Streets to assist homeless and disadvantaged young people. In that time, he estimates the organisation has assisted over 50,000 young people through providing accommodation, education, psychological services, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, early intervention and community outreach.Father Riley was first inspired to dedicate his life to working with homeless young people by the character Father Falanagan in the movie Boys Town. From humble beginnings in 1991 as a single food van delivering meals to young homeless people on the streets of Kings Cross, Youth Off The Streets is now a major youth specific accredited charity employing over 250 staff members who work to provide opportunities for young people to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal traumas such as disadvantage, neglect, physical and emotional abuse.They believe that in order to break the cycle of disadvantage, abuse and neglect, all young people need to be provided with the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Youth Off The Streets now assists young people by providing:

  • Crisis accommodation
  • Education through 4 accredited high schools
  • Medium – long term accommodation and care
  • Early intervention and outreach through community engagement in metropolitan and remote communities
  • Drug & Alcohol counselling and rehabilitation
  • Mentoring
  • Parenting Programs
  • Integration Support
  • StreetWalk Program
  • Food Van
For 10 days in November 2012 we are donating all proceeds from sales on Amazon Kindle of Helen’s latest book The Complete Guide to Creating Your Lifestyle Vision Board – Create the Lifestyle of Your Dreams. For your copy click on the ‘Buy From Amazon.com’ link in the image below.