DOOLEYS Chairman John Munce with Mary Haiek, Barnardos Auburn Centre Manager and Aimee Brice Barnardos Corporate Account Manager.
The Barnardos Auburn Temporary Youth Accommodation's Skills for Life program has received a much needed grant for $5,040 from DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club via the Auburn ClubGRANTS Scheme.
The Skills for Life program is aimed at young homeless people or those at risk of becoming homeless and is run through the Temporary Youth Accommodation (TYC) program, which provides accommodation for young people aged 16-24 years.
Skills for Life supports up to 10 young people at any one time who are assessed as needing intensive support and help to gain further life skills and social independence. The program enables discussions about the smooth running of the houses, property and household maintenance issues as well as discussions about the young people's future plans.
Financial literacy and budget training are also included to help the young people manage their finances and prepare them independent living.
These 2.5 hour evening sessions will occur bi-weekly and will run 24 times a year.