Dapto Street Crew approaches community concerns of anti-social behaviour, substance abuse and malicious damage to public and private property through facilitating relationships and positive influences with young people, aged between 12 and 25, statistically aligned to these concerns. Throughout directly affected suburbs the program takes mobile means of entertainment and information relevant to community concerns in a trailer specifically constructed to the demands of the program.
The program is considered to be the most effective method of approaching the rise in anti-social behaviour within the community. Through years of observation and building mentor relationships with young people through local secondary schools such as Dapto High School and Kanahooka High School anti-social behaviour has been observed as a growing issue amongst young people.
The program operates through an outreach caravan, equipped with video games, BBQ and physical activities such as a basketball hoop, which can be located where youth "hang out" during the weekends. A volunteer team is always on hand to meet with young people and form relationships and provide counsel and advice to steer them away from anti-social activities.
A recent purchase of a new bus (pictured) has meant Dapto Street Crew can expand their support services to more areas! They are trying to raise $15,000 to equip the new bus with the facilities it needs to serve the community.
Direct Deposit donations can be made to our bank account BSB 032078, Account Number 253493, Account Name: Anglican Aid. Please email the office with details of your donation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheques can be posted to – PO Box Q190, QVB Post Office, 1230, NSW.
All donations are tax deductible.
ABN 28 525 237 517
- Give thanks for the vision of a project seeking to address anti-social behaviour, substance abuse and malicious damage by positively influencing 12-25 year olds in the area.
- Pray for the youth worker who is seeking to reach out to children and for a playgroup for young and single mothers.
- Pray for the many activities planned.
- Pray for additional resources to fully fund this project.