WHERE WILL YOUR FUNDS GO?
Funds raised through Vinnies Tough Night Out will go towards funding Passages Youth Engagement Hubs in WA.
WHAT ARE PASSAGES YOUTH ENGAGEMENT HUBS?
Established as a result of the growing rate of youth homelessness in Western Australia and the need for a unique specialist engagement service. Passages provides a non-judgemental safe space to our communities most marginalised and at risk young people in Perth and Peel. We are often the first step off the street for young people with complex needs. The young people, aged 12 to 25 years we help are often excluded from other support services and would otherwise have nowhere else to turn. Passages works to build relationships with young people by offering practical assistance and support, while identifying longer term needs and issues in a safe environment.
Passages is a joint venture between Vinnies WA and the Rotary Clubs of Perth and Mandurah.
the st vincent de paul society
IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The St Vincent de Paul Society in Western Australia has sought to create a more just and compassionate society by responding directly to needs identified in the community through local parish based volunteer groups since 1865.
The Society is made up of dedicated men and women of all backgrounds and ages who have made a commitment to the mission of the Society.
The St Vincent de Paul Society provides a helping hand to many West Australians through food assistance, material aid, budget advice, shelter, advocacy, friendship and support.
In the spirit of its founder, Frederic Ozanam the Society’s core work continues to be Home Visitation – whereby members and volunteers visit people in need in their home, offering them hope and comfort through emergency relief assistance.
The Society also has a number of services known as Special Works. Special Works are a professional facility or service run by the St Vincent de Paul Society and arise out of a need which cannot be met within the normal scope of the conference. Special Works provide a specific service and focus on ensuring the social, economic and political pressures placed on disadvantaged West Australians are lessened. Special Works are managed and supported by a combination of members, volunteers and paid employees.