KYDS, we hear you… Loud and Clear!
We’re excited to announce that together with our community we have raised $75,000 for KYDS Youth Development Service, which will fund an additional counsellor in our community.
Throughout October – December 2021 every dollar donated by the community was matched by The Turramurra and Lindfield Community Bank until we reached our goal.
About KYDS Youth Development Service
Last year, KYDS provided more than 6000 counselling sessions to young people. In the first six months of this year alone, they received 39% more referrals for counselling support than in the same period in 2019. Their counsellors have already delivered 130% more counselling sessions this year.
What will KYDS do with an additional $75,000?
For over 16 years KYDS has provided free, confidential counselling support for young people in our community when they need it, for as long as they need it, in a way that works for them.
$75,000 will pay for an additional counsellor to join the team for the next 12 months, providing 900 more counselling sessions to over 50 vulnerable young people in our community.