THANK YOU for joining us to create change!
We are so very grateful to you. We give heartfelt thanks for the ongoing generosity of donors and supporters like you who provide essential support and certainty for young people living with physical disabilities and high care needs.
To all who donate, give monthly, fundraise, volunteer, or participate in an event – THANK YOU! You are all amazing champions! Please know that your support helps Youngcare deliver on its mission.
Thank you, we will never take you or your incredible support for granted.
Together, we are strong.
Together, we will make long-lasting and impactful change.
Together, because we can’t do it without you.
YOU are making a real difference
Vital grant funding helps young people with physical disabilities exit, or avoid moving into, inappropriate housing.
Thanks to you, almost 1,800 young people have been granted over $11m to support their quality of life and enable them to live with more dignity and independence.
Our team of kind experts provide information and advice to individuals and families navigating the complicated disability sector.
Thanks to you, our compassionate Youngcare Connect team have an average of 5,000 conversations every year with people seeking advice and support. We could not do it without you – thank you!
Our building program designs and builds accessible, quality homes in sought-after locations, so young people with physical disabilities can live with choice and freedom.
Your support allows hundreds of young people with disabilities to feel at home, and free to live equally in their communities.
Meet young people YOU help
Just before Luke’s 30th birthday, he received a life-changing diagnosis – Huntington’s Disease. Luke was left isolated and living in a remote care facility a six-hour round trip away from his family and friends.
Thanks to your support and caring generosity Luke has moved out of aged care and into his own apartment!
With an At Home Care Grant, Naomi was able to purchase this scooter, which enables her to be self-reliant.
“I am very grateful. This will open up the world for me. Now that I’m not trapped at home, I can engage with the community and not just help myself but also join social and community groups and give back that way as well.”
With the help of a Home Support Grant, funded by you, our generous donors and supporters,
“It was amazing. I got a washing machine and a dryer with your help. Another massive thing was Youngcare arranging a moving truck for me. Being 6 hours away, I wouldn’t have been able to bring much by myself. It helped immensely as it meant another thing that I didn’t have to worry about.”
A severe stroke put a stop to Ian’s busy lifestyle and impacted his, and his family’s lives in ways they could never have imagined. Thanks to Youngcare supporters, Ian today lives in his own, supported apartment.
“I’d just like to thank everybody from the bottom of my heart. Having this apartment gives you some sort of normality in life.”
Hear the voices of other supporters, just like YOU
Karen Young (monthly donor for 10 years counting)
“Many years ago I heard about David Conry’s mission to find more appropriate housing support for his wife Shevaune. Up until that point, I had no idea that young people like Shevaune were put in aged care facilities. It came as a complete shock and I felt inspired to support this amazing endeavour. I’ve been a regular monthly donor for more than ten years. I’m proud to have been involved for so long. I love what Youngcare stands for and I will continue to support them for the rest of my life.”
Diane Dale (monthly donor for 15 years counting) –
“My reason for continuing to donate to Youngcare on a regular basis as it is very close to home for me. I was in the process of trying to get my son, Cam, back home, from aged care, and find out more about Youngcare’s housing. Sadly, he was admitted to Palliative Care and passed away November 2006. That was it for me I was committed to making sure that I would help. It is an amazing organisation and I will continue to do so.”
David and Jenny –
“The goal at Youngcare is such an important one; to make sure that there is age-appropriate housing available for people who need it. David’s brother had a stroke more that 20 years ago and has been cared for by their mother, who is now well into her 80’s. Still in his early sixties, he would like to be in a care home with people his own age. We need more options available to people his age. We are fairly new donors at Youngcare, but it has been a great experience for us. The donations team at Youngcare are friendly, professional, and really care about their donors.”
Before you go please take a few moments to read our Donor Promise below.
We are deeply grateful to YOU for your caring generosity in helping young people living with physical disabilities.
Our promise is to treat YOU with respect, honesty and transparency.
Everything we do is with sincere gratitude to the incredible donors and supporters who passionately join our fight to ensure that all young people living with physical disabilities, regardless of their care needs, can choose where they live, who they live with and how they live their lives.
Our small team commit to always being accountable and open, so everyone can have full confidence in our organisation.
- To say THANK YOU and provide a receipt and appropriate acknowledgement in a timely manner.
- To always aim for exceptional donor service and respond to queries honestly and professionally.
- To use your gifts only for the purpose for which they were given, then keep you informed of the impact of your gifts and support.
- To be privacy compliant and care for your personal information with the utmost respect and confidentiality. We will never sell, share, or swap your information with any other charity or organisation.
- To provide options to change your mail and communication preferences at any time. You decide when and how we send you information.
- To commit to all regulatory requirements and guidelines.
- To handle all credit card information in accordance with strict Payment Card Industry (PCI) regulations.
- To be transparent and accountable about the leadership, vision and strategic direction of the organisation including financial and commercial disclosure.
We appreciate and understand that many worthy organisations exist and recognise that donors choose who they support, which means we value and are incredibly grateful for every donation we receive.
Your caring generosity allows us to assist the thousands of young people needing essential support through:
- Youngcare Connect, our free national support line
- Specialist housing
- Advocacy for an inclusive and equal Australia
Our goals are ambitious, but together we will make long-lasting and impactful change.
TOGETHER, because we can’t do it without you.