We are thankful to the Federal Government for funding more than $400,000 towards vital youth services.

Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre CEO Tanya Stevenson said the funding, received under the Safer Communities Fund, will be used to support young people in Hervey Bay to participate in positive community activities while re-engaging them into education or employment.

“Our annual Fraser Coast Youth Survey indicates that one third of our 12 – 17-year-olds are accessing psychological support. It also indicates that 16 percent of our young people do not feel safe at home with a further 19 percent reporting that they had run away from home with Domestic and Family Violence being the major contributing factor. This program will holistically support the young person and their family to develop resilience and create a brighter future together,” Ms Stevenson said.

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