Today I will be speaking at the opening of the new basketball and shower facilities at the Addison Road Community Centre for charity organisation Youth Off The Streets.
Youth homelessness in Australia is a very real problem that is effectively addressed by community-centred organisations like Youth Off The Streets.
This is done through the provision of outreach services, crisis accommodation, alcohol and other drug services and counselling, supporting vulnerable young people where and when they need it most; regardless of age, religion, sexuality or gender.
The new facilities will give disadvantaged young people a safe place to shower, and to wind down by playing basketball.
Thanks to Father Chris Riley from Youth Off The Streets, and General Manager Rosanna Barbero from the Addison Road Community Centre for having me here today.