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Raw Potential Canberra

Raw Potential Canberra


Raw Potential Canberra formally known as Youth Care Canberra provides non-judgemental, pro-active outreach services to youth (12 to 25 years) at risk, including to homelessness and violence. We have been operating continously in Canberra for 33 years and estimate we have helped in excess of 10,000

disadvantaged kids. We receive no Government funding.

Key goals include providing immediate support and then working with the client and other services over the medium term on housing, education and well-being. This can include advocacy and basic life skills. One of our programs teaches young people budgeting and food preparation skills.

We often pick up the pieces where youth fall between the cracks of other services, sometimes due to them being below the age needed to qualify for assistance.

A key skill is going into the community and engaging with youth who cannot or will not access services, working with them over time rather than for discreet problems. We seek to re-connect them to mainstream society.


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GPO Box 2011 Canberra ACT

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