SLYC is made up of Christian Volunteer Workers.
We see the problems of our street kids (homeless or otherwise) as a community issue. Rather than relying on Government Handouts, we are raising our own support from Churches and through private sector involvement.
We are working towards a local solution by providing food, shelter (as far as our resources permit), clothing, advice and friendship and by bringing the reality to the whole of the community.
Street level youth care exists to assist young people in need, providing food and other emergency services, general care and through promoting in them a sense of self worth and guiding them in a positive direction.
Our policy is to be non-judgmental and non-discriminatory, working within personal relationships based on Trust and mutual Respect.
To be effective in this ministry, we will train and deploy volunteer workers to make contact with and assist young people in need, on the streets and in their related environments.
We seek the integrated involvement of the whole community.
Established in 1991, in Cairns, we have ministered to over 8,600 young people between the ages of 1 to 21 years.
To demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ through action and proclaim the Gospel as opportunity arises.
To look out for young people in need and make contact with them in order to determine their specific needs.
Provide food and clothing, first aid and co