YouthCARE Canberra has congratulated its youth outreach worker, Zack Bryers , on his Churchill Fellowship.
Zack is one of eight Canberrans to receive the prestigious Fellowship to travel overseas to pursue their interests.
Zack will use the Fellowship next year to travel to Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit and Rio De Janeiro to live in the ghettos and work on the front line in the innovative "cure violence"...
Zack Bryers' has gone from being a homeless teenager, a soldier in Afghanistan, a gridiron player for Australia, to now being a 24/7 youth care worker, and a loving partner and Father. Along with Zack's many achievements, receiving the award for Outstanding Youth Worker of the Year for the ACT is definitely one of his greatest.
In the past month, approximately 1700 to 2000 people have been homeless in the ACT. St John's Care aims to help those living week-to-week, who can't afford to eat and who are suffering from domestic violence and homelessness.
The Snow Foundation just celebrated its 25th year of business, in which they have distributed 18.4 million dollars across 235 organisations and more than 200 individuals, and YouthCare Canberra is lucky enough to be one of them.
YouthCare Canberra youth worker Richie Unga talks about his own struggles with homelessness, and what made him want to help others. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/accommodation-crisis-hits-canbe...