Rac­ing to help young peo­ple on streets

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

THE Pas­sages Race Day at As­cot on May 6 raised more than $76,000 for vul­ner­a­ble young peo­ple.

Pas­sages Re­source Cen­tre (PRC) is a joint ven­ture be­tween St Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety and Ro­tary Club of Perth, and pro­vides fa­cil­i­ties and sup­port ser­vices for young peo­ple on the streets.

PRC chair­man David Reed said the event was cru­cial in rais­ing much-needed funds.

“Ev­ery day, staff at Pas­sages can see 30 to 40 young peo­ple through their ser­vices,” he said. “With­out the gen­er­ous sup­port of cor­po­rate and com­mu­nity spon­sors and the race day at­ten­dees, Pas­sages would not be able to con­tinue to pro­vide kitchen, bath­room and laun­dry fa­cil­i­ties, re­fer­rals, in­for­ma­tion, coun­selling and ad­vo­cacy to young peo­ple in cri­sis in Perth.”

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