Nearly 500 young
Canberrans will
be homeless

They need your help...

the rate of
is increasing*

Everyone deserves a safe home

*Australian Bureau of Statistics Document 4922.0

In 2013
under 25's
made up 67% of
the homeless
in the ACT*

Help us reduce this statistic...

*First Point: a snapshot of homelessness in the ACT


What do we do?

What do we do?

On any given night, nearly 500 young people in Canberra are homeless. Some “couch-surf” with friends, others face a night on the streets or hidden away in the bushlands. No young person should feel like they have nowhere to go. 

YouthCARE Canberra actively provides outreach services to young people (12 to 25 years) at risk, in an effort to help those facing homelessness and violence.

We offer after hours support and a non-judgmental approach to helping those in need.

We go out into the community and engage with young people who cannot, or will not, access services, working with them over time to re-connect them to mainstream society.