Robert Richmond from the Eurobodalla Cares Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) has announced the Team has received funding from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation to assist the local PCYC run a number of programs.
Mr Richmond said “this funding will allow PCYC to run another 4000 activities for individuals”. "We are so pleased to partner with PCYC to run these excellent programs working with Senior Constable Greg Curry".
Above: Senior Constable Greg Curry PCYC and Robert Richmond from Eurobodalla Cares Local Drug Action Team
The programs that will be funded include:
FIT For Life - an early intervention program designed to engage youth 10-17 who are at risk of poor choices and anti social behaviour. Through physical fitness,nutrition and social engagement. Fit For Life aims to improve the overall wellbeing as well as prevent and divert youth from offending behaviours.
Fit Together - a co-designed program developed with each local community to prevent and reduce reoffending,as well as encourage positive relationships with the local policw and the Aboriginal community.Fit Together aims to instill confidence,increase self esteem and help aboriginal youth reach their full potential.
Fit For Work - a program designed to holistically address a young persons disengagement from their family,educationand employment opportunities,to help reduce and prevent their involvement in anti-social behaviour.This will ultimately lead to increased employment opportunities for a cohort that traditionally is reflected in high unemployment statistics.
Mr Richmond said ”the LDAT has also been able to get $2500 funding for valuable sporting equipment for PCYC allowing them to run another activity”.
Eurobodalla Cares Local Drug Action Team are holding a Communities That Care Forum with Deakin University on Wednesday 30th October at Moruya Golf Club 1-3pm.