Vol­lies de­scend on youth cen­tre

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

CAR­LOW House in Wem­b­ley has a new veg­etable gar­den af­ter vol­un­teers do­nated their time and ma­te­ri­als for the project.

The vol­un­teers from Bun­nings home­base in Su­bi­aco helped build the new veg­etable gar­den as part of a trans­for­ma­tion project last Frida.

Car­low House is Mer­cyCare’s 24-hour sup­ported youth ac­com­mo­da­tion ser­vice for peo­ple aged 16-19 who are home­less or at risk of home­less­ness be­cause of fam­ily break­down and other trau­mas.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion co-or­di­na­tor Tess Lau said Car­low House al­lowed young peo­ple to live in a safe en­vi­ron­ment while they also learned life skills that could help them live in­de­pen­dently, find jobs or study.

“This project will not only help to cre­ate that en­vi­ron­ment, it will pro­vide the young peo­ple with the op­por­tu­nity to grow their own or­ganic veg­eta­bles, an­other great life skill,” Ms Lau said.

“This nur­tures a sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity and own­er­ship, which will greatly im­pact the well­be­ing and self es­teem of the young peo­ple who live here.”

Vol­un­teers Anne Ward, Sa­man­tha White, Ryan Stal­lard, Liz Fa­hey, Katie Atkinson and Adam Bowen at Car­low House.

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