Tough time for youth

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FEEDBACK -

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

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