Visitors to Grill’d at Westfield Parramatta have the opportunity to support Western Sydney Local Health District’s High Street Youth Service until the end of the month.
Grill’d supports grassroots causes through its Local Matters community program, and the High Street Youth Service is featured on one of three donation jars this month.
Here’s how it works: customers receive a token and pick a jar. At the end of the month the group with the most tokens receives $300 and the other two groups receive $100 each.
The High Street service, which supports marginalised young people aged 12-24 years of age, will use the funds to purchase games and art supplies to support homeless youth.
The service’s primary target group is young people who are disadvantaged or at risk, with a particular focus on those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
The group takes a strengths based, harm minimisation approach that is respectful and supportive of clients taking responsibility for their health care and making decisions accordingly.
The service provides information, referral and support around:
- Alcohol and other drugs
- Sexual health
- Nutrition and physical activity
- Mental health
- Dental health
- Physical health
- Accommodation and homelessness
They also offer:
- Worker on Duty (WOD) providing information, referral and support
- Youth friendly GP available by appointment
- Basic needs including shower facilities, laundry, postal drop and food
- Nursing, immunisation, general checkups and referral
- Generalist counselling for young people aged 12-20
- Health education and groups provided for young people on site and at other services
- Health care coordination
- Community training and inservices to build the capacity of community workers
- Sexual health information, pregnancy testing, support, condom distribution and referral
- Dental clinics, information and referral
All services provided by Youth Health are free.
For more information visit: https://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Events/High-Street-Youth-Health-Services