New Horizon Youth Centre

New Horizon Youth Centre

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New Horizon Youth Centre

New Horizon is a day centre based in Kings Cross, supporting homeless and vulnerable young people aged 16 to 21. Founded in 1967, New Horizon has always been motivated by concern for the number of young homeless people coming to the Kings Cross area and getting drawn into a damaging lifestyle. In particular, young people who are involved with the drugs and the sex industry are seen as targets for New Horizon's intervention. Typically they are suffering from emotional and mental and/or physical health problems and are at risk of offending. All are homeless and many are still sleeping rough on the streets. While their needs vary, they share common histories of abuse, deprivation, rejection, discrimination and are living in poverty. New Horizon takes a holistic approach in responding to the needs, interests and aspirations of each young person.
The centre sees up to 2,500 young people a year and is open seven days a week. It offers services including: advice and support into accommodation; accredited education and training programmes; a peer mentoring programme, drugs advice and assessments; street outreach work; tenancy support services and medical & counselling services. It also provides hot food, laundry facilities, showers and clothes. Added value is provided by a strong Volunteer Support Service that includes an accredited training programme. New Horizon Youth Centre is committed to enabling young people to gain skills and knowledge to improve their life-chances and to help them move from adolescence into adulthood. We have 20 full time and 11 part time paid staff and 27 volunteers.

Founded 1967

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