Support Open Family Australia's work with at-risk and homeless young people

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There are a number of ways you can get involved to help our at-risk and homeless youth:

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Make a single donation 
... via our secure payment gateway or by calling 1 300 669 600. 

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Make a monthly donation
... If you can you donate a certain amount of money each month. Our monthly donation system is fully automated and secure. Donations are processed on the 15th of each month and an annual receipt will be issued to you in July of each year. 

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Hold a fundraising event
... If you'd like to hold an event to raise money for Open Family Australia. Our online system will handle invitations, RSVPs and donations. 

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Make a donation in celebration
... If you'd like to make a donation in honour of an individual.

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Make a donation in tribute
... If you'd like to make a donation in memory of an individual.

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Newsletter | Autumn 2016

Open Family Australia's half-yearly newsletter provides our supporters with an update on our programs, our work with young people and upcoming events.

You can subscribe to receive our newsletter by email or mail.





Inside our latest newsletter:

  • Lauren's Journey from Homelessness to Motherhood - one young woman's story
  • A Note from Sally - A letter of thanks from a young woman that we have helped
  • Highlights from supporter fundraisers - From birthday presents to a donated car!
  • State by State - highlights from our work in NSW, SA, TAS, WA and VIC
  • Out of Home Care - A closer look at the environment many of our young people come from
  • Five Siblings in One Violent Home - A story of courage from a young woman we helped

Download the Newsletter by clicking here



Whitelion is a not-for-profit organisation that supports young people at risk to reach their full potential. Whitelion opens doors to opportunities, relationships and community for young people involved in the Youth Justice System or at risk of involvement. This is achieved through role modelling, mentoring, employment and indigenous programs, outreach services, and through prevention programs run in rural and metropolitan communities. 

Whitelion provides youth-focused, gender and culturally-specific services that change young people’s lives, operating in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia.  For more information about Whitelion, please visit


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Wyndham Homelessness Project

The Wyndham Youth Homelessness Project is a community based campaign raising much needed awareness and funds to assist in the support of young people experiencing homelessness and unstable housing in the Wyndham region.

Funds raised will be utilised through the Whitelion Wyndham Housing Program and Street Outreach Program to provide short term accommodation, outreach and case management support, material aid assistance, training, education and employment pathways and transition planning for young people in the community.

The Issue:

How you can help:

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Donate funds towards the Wyndham Youth Homelessness Project. Head to our Donate page to find out more. Please remember to add the reference of ‘Wyndham Youth Homelessness Project’ to your donation

Arrange a fundraiser in your local business, school or group to raise funds towards the Wyndham Youth Homelessness Project. Please download the WHPY Fundraising Guidelines, Schools Fundraising Flyer and Promotional Flyer.

Spread the word about the Wyndham Homelessness Project for Youth. Use the power of your voice to let everyone know about the issue of youth homelessness. Social media can be a great platform to share your message for change:

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Learn more about the issue of Youth Homelessness and the valuable work that Open Family/Whitelion does by exploring our online pages and resources.




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Contact Us

Open Family Australia
155 Roden Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
T. 1300 669 600

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