We are one of the few medium- to long-term care providers in NSW for homeless or at-risk boys and girls.
80% of young people in our living skills program maintained their tenancies.

We provided 1,899 safe sleeps for children in 2019.

We set the benchmark in trauma-informed care.

Vale Ruth McCance


Wednesday 27 May 2020 marks the one year anniversary of the death of Ruth McCance, who died in a tragic mountaineering incident in the Himalayas.

Beloved by all, Ruth was a distinguished Chairperson of St Laurence House (2010-2016) and committee member (2007-2016).

In memory of Ruth, Sydney composer Brooke Shelley has written and performed Song for Ruth.

Every dollar counts. We rely on donations to cover 30% of the costs associated with our accommodation, support, and living skills programs. Without your generosity we wouldn’t be able to provide such a high degree of support to vulnerable children and young people in need.

We urgently need your help to raise $90,000 this financial year.

St Laurence House provides long-term accommodation and teaches life skills in a supportive environment for children and young people at risk of homelessness.

We are the only organisation in New South Wales to provide a home to boys and girls between 13 and 18 years giving them long-term care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Supported Transitional Accommodation for Youth (STAY) program provides a much-needed intensive living skills program and support to 16 to 25-year old’s who are at risk of becoming homeless. In the past year, 38 young people took part in STAY and 80% managed to keep their secure tenancy.

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Your donation will help us provide stability and support to children and youth – many of whom have difficult personal histories – and help them avoid homelessness.

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Find out more about homelessness and the trauma-informed care model employed by St Laurence House.


The beauty of our long-term program is that we have the time to create connections with the kids and the space to listen and respond when issues arise.

Here are the stories of just five young people we’ve worked with.

With your support we can continue to transform more lives.

Click Here To Read Their Stories

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