There is no quick process to rebuilding shattered self-esteem and broken confidence. Consequently, we need ongoing community assistance to help achieve long-term solutions.
Whitelion has been supporting highly vulnerable young people for more than twelve years, helping them to change their lives. The organisation operates nationally in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.
Whitelion provides youth-focused, gender and culturally-specific services in several areas. Including:
- Role modeling
- Specialist outreach support
- Education-based prevention programs
Whitelion's mission is focused on connecting young people aged 10 to 24 with the community. It provides them with practical and effective supports that enable them to make positive choices in their lives. The young people that Whitelion works with have seldom had positive influences in their lives, and are often victims of abuse and neglect. Many come from backgrounds that are characterised by multi-generational disadvantage, unemployment, substance use and offending behaviour.
These young people require consistent, practical and intensive support to break the cycle of disadvantage and reach their full potential.