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Cassie's Story

Sixteen year old Cassie lost her father when she was only two. She was raised by a single mother who struggled with substance abuse and subsequently, Cassie's childhood was far from pleasant.

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Erin's Story

At fourteen years of age Erin*, like one million other Australians, was suffering from an eating disorder. However, behind the eating disorder Erin was struggling with a severe lack of confidence and low self-esteem.

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Chance's mother

Following the diagnosis of his schizophrenia, Chance was in a near-fatal car accident which left him with permanent brain damage and a life-long limp. As a coping mechanism, Chance turned to drugs and alcohol.

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Tom's Story

Tom* was abandoned by his mother at birth and ignored by his father from contraception. For the first 8 years of his life, Tom's grandmother looked after him. However, the responsibility of looking after an active child became too much for her.

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The death of a parent affects us at any age, but for John* and his family, it was devastating.

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News Archive

One in 3 homeless young people say they are homeless because they are unable to afford housing costs or find work...

Homeless youth are much more likely to have alcohol and drug problems, mental illness and trouble with the law...

33% of youth aged 16 and 17 years have tried at least one type of illegal substance including; cannabis, hallucinogens, amphetamines, ecstasy, opiates or cocaine...

Over 100,000 Australians are homeless on any given night, of which at least 44,000 are aged 12 to 25...