Federal funding for local youth service

  • April 28, 2016

Young people looking for support with education, life skills and employment in the North Sydney area have received a boost following the announcement today of funding for Phoenix House Youth Services.

Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, said the federal government would provide $20,000 to contribute to the remodeling of a learning lab, creating a new space for young people to engage in.

“This new learning space will help provide an area for young people to study skills to help them successfully transition from Year 10 to further education, careers and apprenticeships.

It will also provide a space to deliver their “life ready” sessions, giving young people the essential, but often untaught, life skills to support them on their journey into early adulthood,” he said.

Mr Zimmerman said Phoenix House had been in operation for over 30 years and provided a range of important services to young people and their families.

“Unfortunately, for no fault of their own, young people sometimes find themselves in a challenging situation and need the additional support of organisations like Phoenix House.

“Each year more than 500 young people visit Phoenix House and I’m very happy to support an organisation that provides encouragement, training and care to those young people that need it,” Mr Zimmerman said.

The federal government grant was delivered through the Stronger Communities Programme.