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Help young people gain skills to secure a positive future

One off
Monthly
  • $35
  • $70
  • $150
  • Other
Please choose your donation method or call 1800 88 88 68

Ryan's story

At 15, Ryan* felt like his world was collapsing around him.

His parents separated, his insecurities and anxieties became confusing and crippling, and he went looking for support in all the wrong places.

Before long, Ryan was out on the street. Wanting his own space, he felt his only option was to shelter in an abandoned warehouse.

Thankfully, Ryan had a shift in his mindset.

Through connecting with Mission Australia’s Synergy auto repairs – a social enterprise and training program – his life has taken a positive turn.

As he has built skills in repairing cars, he has built friendships and confidence. “It’s taken time – but I no longer feel like I want to hide from my problems. I’m trying to face them.”

Ryan’s future is now looking bright as he continues to develop skills alongside his trainer and gain access to additional support services.

He still has two months to go, but if he completes the program, he will gain a Certificate II in Auto Body Repair. With it, he will have the knowledge he needs to achieve his dream of opening up his own garage or returning to Synergy to train others someday.

By donating today, you will help Ryan and other young people achieve their goals and feel that their lives truly matter.

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Equipped for independence

Mission Australia’s education, training and employment services assist thousands of Australians each year to gain independence.

How we help young people:

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Counselling &
psychological support

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Outreach services such
as Youthbeat

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Youth programs with art
& music therapies

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Help with drug and
alcohol addictions

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Assistance with traineeships
& apprenticeships

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Housing &
homelessness support

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* Names and Images have been changed to protect the identities of the people we helped

Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'