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Fundraising for MACS Supporting Children and Young People
raised of £400 target
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Event: MACS End Youth Homelessness Sleep Out 2022, on 24 November 2022
We support children and young people to create homes and build positive futures


I will be taking part in the Belfast Sleep Out on a c-c-cold November night. Please help me fundraise for MACS  to End Youth Homelessness.

MACS supporting children and young people, are tackling the
problem locally by providing a home and support to over 1000 vulnerable young people each year. They provide supported housing in Belfast , Lisburn , Downpatrick, Newcastle and Newry; and floating support to young people across NI.  

3800 young people present as homeless each year across Northern.
The housing and cost of living crises are driving homelessness across all ages but young people's journey into homelessness can involve a complex history of family conflict, abuse, relationship breakdown, self-esteem and mental health issues, generational poverty, trauma and low levels of educational attainment
and employment. Once young people experience homelessness their risk of drug misuse, poor mental health, self-harm and involvement in crime increases as does their risk of becoming long-term or street homeless.

MACS's focus is on early intervention; in helping young people build a pathway out of the homelessness cycle. MACS support our young people in regaining stability and progressing with their lives and ambitions. We treat each person as an individual and offer
holistic support guided by what each young person requires.

Just one of the ways MACS helps young people facing homelessnessis their groundbreaking 'shared housing’ scheme which helps young people share the costs of renting.

Another approach is MACS rent deposit scheme. With End Youth
Homelessness support MACS provide a rent deposit to help young people secure a suitable home.

With the right opportunities and support, homeless young people can turn their lives around and build successful futures.

So, THANK YOU for your support, together we can end youth homelessness.

About the charity

MACS work with people aged 16-25 in need of our help. We provide homes and holistic support with education and training; health and wellbeing including mental health and substance dependency; social participation and life skills development enabling young people to build positive futures.

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