Each year, febfasters raise thousands of vital dollars for youth support programs across Australia. Our focus is on young people facing disadvantage that puts them most at risk of problematic alcohol and drug use, supporting them towards a healthy future in which they are in control.
Young people who develop drug problems and other behavioural issues often do not have access to the resources and opportunities they require to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. In fact, those facing the most adversity often have least access to resources they need to live in the world without drugs or other health-compromising behaviours to cope. This injustice is magnified when these young people are criminalised, marginalised, victimised and stigmatised. The shame and resentment that this engenders can diminish each young person’s hope for a better future and further entrenches drug use and other health-compromising behaviours as a way of coping.
The organisations supported by febfast have specialist programs and health workers across the country to provide an important support service to these young people.
Whether it’s an intensive stay program or simply a few cooked meals and social opportunities, febfast partner organisations know how to bring out the best in young people. They do fantastic work and we’re so proud to support them.
Substance use in Australia
The money you raise could help in any of the following ways:
Your fundraising will directly help our partner organisations work with thousands of young Australians towards a healthier, more positive future.