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Christine Gilroy's Fundraiser:

Oasis Youth Support Network, Sydney Australia

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EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2010

Christine Gilroy


On 7 November I'll be running the New York marathon and raising money for the Oasis Youth Support Network in Sydney, Australia.

More than 32,000 young Australians don't have a place to call home. The Oasis Youth Support Network is The Salvation Army's response to youth homelessness in Australia.

From case management, counselling and job placement to legal advice and workplace training, Oasis aims to connect with young people affected by homelessness and provide them with the support and opportunities to move
from the street to independent living and employment. On any given night, Oasis helps to accommodate and feed more than 100 homeless young people.

Many of the young people that come to Oasis feel that life is hopeless. Some have experienced ongoing abuse and a majority have no immediate or extended family support systems. Few have a vision for the future and they believe that life will always be a struggle.

The innovative and inspiring programs and services at Oasis provide homeless and disadvantaged young people with the opportunity to
learn skills to rebuild their lives and develop self esteem, confidence, community engagement and employability. But most importantly Oasis helps create dreams and hope - the vital ingredients to turning shattered young lives around.



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