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Youth Off The Streets: Reach for a brighter future - Introduction


2011 is the 20th anniversary of Youth Off The Streets, the charity founded by Father Chris Riley to assist homeless and disadvantaged young people. Since its inception, YOTS has helped over 50,000 young people through providing accommodation, education, psychological services, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, early intervention and community outreach.

Fr Riley was inspired to dedicate his life to working with homeless young people by the character Father Flanagan in the movie Boys Town. This dedicated team, under Fr Riley’s leadership, work to nprovide opportunities for young people to turn their lives around and overcome personal traumas such as disadvantage, neglect, physical and emotional abuse.

Youth Off The Streets - Reach for a brighter future

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 12 metropolitan and remote communities
  • Drug and alcohol counselling and rehabilitation
  • Mentoring
  • Parenting Programs
  • Integration Support
  • StreetWalk Program
  • Food Van
  • National Scholarship Program.


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