Lendlease lends a hand to youth

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Street Watch - D473785

MIS­SION Aus­tralia’s Youth Ac­com­mo­da­tion and Sup­port Ser­vice in East Vic­to­ria has had a makeover.

The work was a part of Lendlease’s an­nual Com­mu­nity Day on Septem­ber 13 with about 30 em­ploy­ees help­ing with the up­grade.

The makeover in­cluded new air­con­di­tion­ing, new in­ter­nal doors and paint­ing the walls and ceil­ings, sig­nage and mu­rals to rooms and doors, new taps, van­ity and tiles in the bath­rooms, and gar­den­ing front and back.

Mis­sion Aus­tralia state di­rec­tor WA Jo Sadler said she was ap­pre­cia­tive of the work, which would help vul­ner­a­ble young peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

“We re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate this hands-on sup­port from Lendlease, as every ef­fort to im­prove the qual­ity of ac­com­mo­da­tion for the young peo­ple in our com­mu­nity who need it most, makes a huge dif­fer­ence,” she said.

Mis­sion Aus­tralia’s Youth Ac­com­mo­da­tion and Sup­port Ser­vice was es­tab­lished in 1991 to pro­vide 24/7 cri­sis ac­com­mo­da­tion for home­less young peo­ple aged 15-18 years, and tran­si­tional hous­ing for peo­ple aged 16-25 years.

In ad­di­tion to of­fer­ing sta­ble ac­com­mo­da­tion, it pro­vides young peo­ple with in­de­pen­dent liv­ing skills such as fi­nan­cial plan­ning.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Vol­un­teers from Lendlease at Mis­sion Aus­tralia’s youth ac­com­mo­da­tion.

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