Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Macarthur Drug & Alcohol Services Committee Incorporated

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Financial year ends
Information Unavailable
Charity size
Purposes of charity
Other: Youth Solutions is a youth drug and alcohol prevention and health promotion charity working with young people 12 25 years and the broader community in the Macarthur and Wingecarribee regions of NSW.Our aims are to:* provide a specialist resource in youth drug and alcohol prevention; and* develop and maintain drug and alcohol health promotion strategies, in an effort to prevent or reduce alcohol or drug related harm among young people.
Basic Religious Charity
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Main activity
Other health service delivery
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
Youth Solutions has been working on 3 major projects this year to achieve our aims.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 was designed to address a range of issues (peer pressure, mental health, communication, mood/thinking) by building resilience. We have engaged with young people, teachers and parents to address and instigate change regarding anti-social and risk taking behaviours.Our Young Aboriginal Reference Network (YARN) project has been created to develop an Aboriginal youth advisory group to assist and advise on the needs of the Aboriginal population within Macarthur, specifically with issues surrounding alcohol.Our Peer Enrichment and Empowerment Project (PEEP) acknowledges the importance of peer education when it comes to communicating messages to young people. Ultimately, this project aims to develop a community campaign and create a peer led drug and alcohol resource to be implemented in late 2013 and 2014.In addition to these projects, we have also been involved in a number of smaller campaigns and activities, and have continued to provide information and referral services in relation to alcohol and other drugs.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • General community within Australia
  • Young people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 3
  • Part time employees: 3
  • Volunteers: 35
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
New South Wales

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to
New South Wales
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
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