Did you know that on any given night in Australia 1 in 200 people are homeless or that 42% of all homeless people in Australia are under the age of 25?

On the 17th April, Access Youth staff members Joe, Adam, Jade and Chrystal took part in a Sleep Out event to raise awareness for youth homelessness. Run by ICYS Ipswich Community Youth Service, the team joined 80 other people who completed challenges which highlight the statistics around youth homelessness, before sleeping under the stars on pieces of cardboard.

The drowsy Access team were extremely proud to have raised the most money for the second year in a row! The event to date has raised over $6000, which will go towards helping those young people experiencing homelessness.