Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Macarthur Drug & Alcohol Services Committee Incorporated

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
Youth Solutions
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Other health service delivery
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Youth Solutions has been working on several major projects this year to achieve our aims. In 2015 2016 Youth Solutions Youth Solutions engaged directly with over 1500 young people through our various health promotion education workshops. This is in addition to the 770 people Youth Solutions actively engaged through its #whyichoose campaign. The Youth Solutions Take it Easy safer celebrations campaign also reached approximately 10,000 young people through community engagement activities, workshops, newsletters and online strategies.Due to a significant amount of interest for our project team to run workshops in schools around drugs and alcohol, the Drug, Alcohol and Resilience Education (DARE) project has been designed to address a range of issues including peer pressure, mental health and communication breakdown by building resilience in the workshop participants, with an aim to minimise drug and alcohol related harm. This year, the project reached 225 young people in 7 secondary schools.Our Peer Enrichment and Empowerment Project (PEEP) acknowledges the importance of peer education when it comes to communicating messages to young people. PEEP has successfully engaged and trained 11 passionate young people to become peer educators, who have in turn facilitated 11 peer education workshops, engaging with over 270 young people.ARTucation is a creative arts based project which engages young people aged 12-16 years to address issues including binge drinking, alcohol related harm and safe decision making. This year, Youth Solutions conducted workshops in 9 schools, engaging over 150 young people.Through its AOD Link program, Youth Solutions delivers relevant presentations and activities which aim develop to knowledge and skills of community sector workers, educators, parents and carers, in order for them to better support their young people and/or clients. This year, Youth Solutions delivered 8 presentations with over 120 participants.Youth Solutions has also delivered a number of other workshops and education sessions with young people, including sessions in line with local driver education programs, reaching over 800 young people through these initiatives.In addition to our program work, Youth Solutions provides information and referral services for those seeking assistance with a range of issues including alcohol and other drugs, mental health and homelessness. This year, Youth Solutions conducted over 250 direct referrals via phone, online and face-to-face, as well as engaging with more than 1900 people via community events.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
New South Wales
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 4
  • Part time employees: 2
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 30

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
New South Wales

Income and Expenses

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