STREETWORK RE­SULTS SNAPSHOT

Monthly Chronicle - - On Your Doorstep -

Sui­cide: StreetWork saved seven lives in 2016, with early in­ter­ven­tion. “For one life saved it’s a com­mu­nity sav­ing of $6mil­lion per per­son, so that’s $42 mil­lion in saved costs and pro­duc­tiv­ity losses,” says StreetWork CEO He­len Banu.

Back to school: 38 peo­ple reen­gaged with ed­u­ca­tion in the last 12 months

Sub­stance abuse: Youth sub­stance abuse ac­counts for 20% of all pre­sen­ta­tions to emer­gency de­part­ments. StreetWork turns this around: “It’s never com­pletely stopped but we help to see it re­duced with safer prac­tices used like safe sex when high, and nee­dle ex­changes.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.