Whitelion opens doors to opportunities, relationships and community for at risk young people in the Australian community. Whitelion has been supporting at risk young people for more than twelve years, helping them to change their lives.
The organisation provides youth-focused, gender and culturally-specific services in several areas. These include employment, role modeling, specialist outreach support, and education-based prevention programs.
Whitelion’s mission is focused on connecting young people aged 10 to 24 with the community. It provides them with practical and effective supports that enable them to make positive choices in their lives. The young people that Whitelion works with have seldom had positive influences in their lives, and are often victims of abuse and neglect. Many come from backgrounds that are characterized by multi-generational disadvantage, unemployment, substance use and offending behaviour.
These young people require consistent, practical and intensive support to break the cycle of disadvantage and reach their full potential.