Australia’s leading supplier of fittings and fixtures for commercial and residential applications, the GWA Group is supporting the new Youth Off The Streets Centre for Youth in Cordeaux Heights.
Located at 72 – 98 Staff Road, Cordeaux Heights, formerly the old Keelong Juvenile Justice Centre, the new Youth Off the Streets Centre for Youth, which will officially open on Friday the 22nd of March, will provide an education facility and residential accommodation to disadvantaged young people between the ages of 12 and 18 years.
GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens supplied all kitchen and bathroom fixtures at a 50% discount, saving the charity around $13,000 on the cost of their renovation. GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens provided toilet suites, basins, sinks, tapware and accessories from the Caroma, Clark and Dorf brands.
Commenting on the project, Ms Fiona Robinson, Brand and Communications Manager for GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens said that the company was very keen to support the great work of Father Riley’s Youth Off The Streets charity. She adds that GWA’s assistance will help save the charity more money to put towards other much needed resources.
Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational community organisation set up by Father Chris Riley, working for young people who are homeless, drug dependent and recovering from abuse. It supports these young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal traumas such as neglect and physical, psychological and emotional abuse.
The Youth Off The Streets Cordeaux Heights Centre for Youth will have the capacity to provide services for up to 24 young people who will be able to access support services, educational and sporting facilities, a swimming pool and a dining hall served by a commercial-sized kitchen.
It will provide a safe and engaging environment for young people who may attend Craig Davis College, a registered and accredited high school, and/or who reside in the Barbara Holborow Bail Accommodation Service or the Aboriginal Residential Care Service.