About the Auction
The 2015 art auction will be held on 16th October at the Gold Coast Mayoral Chambers from 6-9pm with new works donated by select Gallery One award winning Australian Artists. Organised in association with Radfly, a not for profit organisation committed to positively impacting on the lives of underprivileged youth on the Gold Coast. Many of these young people become disengaged because they are not suited to traditional educational facilities or are too young to seek aid from other community support services. All money raised on the evening will be donated directly to the following two charities:
YHES House – Youth Health and Education Service is a key Gold Coast community service providing free support services to meet the needs and uphold the rights of ‘at risk’, homeless, disadvantaged and marginalised young people and young parents (12 to 25 yrs). Located in Southport, it has provided help and new hope to over 10,000 young people since 1994, YHES provides practical assistance through individual support, counselling, information, advocacy, referral, drop-in (shower, laundry, crisis support), welfare related services, parenting support program, child health clinic and educative groups (parenting, child birth, living skills, health and wellbeing).
YHES House works in collaboration with a network of government, non-government, community agencies and private practitioners to ensure the best outcomes for young people. As of the 1 July 2014, in order to further strengthen service provision, YHES House became an activity of Wesley Mission Brisbane who is one of the larger providers of youth services in SE Queensland. We also rely on the support of our sponsors and donors to ensure this vital service continues.
Ohana For Youth assists young people through the federally funded Youth Connections Program. Suitable candidates are between the ages of 14 to 18 years who have left school, or who are thinking of leaving school because they are facing significant barriers, to continue with their education and ultimately gain a Year 12 (or equivalent) level education. Our team provides an individualised case management approach that assists young people improve their ability to make positive life choices and career goals.