febfast is powered by Victoria’s Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS), making this organisation a primary beneficiary of funds raised. We are also proud to partner with like-minded organisations across the country to ensure as many young people experiencing serious disadvantage Australia-wide are supported by febfasters.
The organisations your fundraising supports
Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice Service (YoDAA)
YoDAA is Australia’s Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice service. Whether you are a young person, or someone concerned, YoDAA provides the simplest way to access the information and support that you need. Based in Victoria, the YoDAA website provides support across Australia for young people and their communities.
Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS)
Youth Support + Advocacy Service is a leading Victorian community service organisation that enables young people who are experiencing disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. YSAS is the sole organisation that powers the febfast campaign.
The Link is based in Hobart and provides a range of health and wellbeing services to young people in Tasmania.
Brisbane Youth Service (BYS)
BYS provides “New Futures for Young People” by assisting young people aged 12-25 to find and maintain appropriate housing, address physical and mental health issues, establish successful relationships and support networks and provide them with pathways to education and employment Check out the BYS website here.
Streetlink Youth Health Service
Streetlink is a free and confidential youth health service that provides a safe place for young people aged 12 to 25, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, to seek information and support, connect to services, or just chat with someone who cares.
Swan City Youth Service Inc
Swan City works with young people aged 12-25 years. They run a variety of life skills, educational and recreational programs as well as a drop in area where young people can come and hang out or talk to the youth workers. Swan City provides a safe, confidential, non-threatening, non judgmental and all includive centre for anyone who needs a safe space to chill.
Ted Noffs Foundation
Ted Noffs Foundation works with disadvantaged young people in New South Wales, including socially disconnected, indigenous and culturally diverse youth. Noffs involves the whole community, building open pathways for dialogue and to create a sense of social inclusion for young people.
Thanks to our generous supporters, disadvantaged young people across Australia are accessing the support and resources they require to take control of their health and wellbeing. This is done primarily through connecting young people to youth workers who work tirelessly to understand the needs of each individual and provide access to the support they require. From overcoming mental health issues and the impact of abuse and neglect, to finding safe housing and tackling drug and alcohol problems, to name just a few, the time spent with a youth worker can ensure a young person realises their opportunity to thrive.
Based on our target, for every dollar you donate:
- 11 cents will cover essential administration costs, without which this campaign could not function
- 89 cents will be invested into our campaign, program and advocacy work
We rely exclusively on donations from the Australian community, thank you for supporting disadvantaged young people in Australia.