Tough time for youth
WITH Christmas around the corner, many of us will start preparing to welcome this special season, buying decorations, Christmas trees and food to celebrate with our loved ones. It is easy to get caught up in the silly season, but it is important that we do not forget those less fortunate in the process. Christmas is a very lonely time of the year for some young people.
For homeless youth, Christmas is a particularly difficult time because it reminds them of what they don’t have. We try to make contact with these young people through our Street Walk program to provide them with a safe place to stay.
As a community we need to join together to combat these issues and ensure young people are provided with adequate support. Christmas is a good time for everyone to get involved in the community and give back to those in need.
This Christmas, I encourage