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 2018.
We set the benchmark in trauma-informed care.
Vale Ruth McCance
St Laurence House extends its profound sympathy and support to the family, friends, and loved ones of Ruth McCance, who died in a recent 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).
There will be a memorial service for Ruth at St James Church, 173 King Street, Sydney on Monday 1 July at 10:30am. A wake will follow from 1:30pm at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Kirribilli.
There is also a concert being planned for Ruth on Sunday afternoon 14 July, 4pm – 6pm.
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 $34,000 before the end of the 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.
I Want To…
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.