Who Is Project Youth?

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WE’RE NORMAL PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HELP. WE LISTEN AND NEVER JUDGE, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR SITUATION.

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People You Will See



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Chloe 

Chloe has been working with young people for 24 years. She loves tennis, food and Madonna!

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Stef 

Stef has been working with young people for 10 years. She has over 20 pairs of Converse shoes and struggles to sit still for long periods of time!

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Tiana 

Tiana has been working with young people for 7 years.  She is easy going, loves a good laugh and enjoys working with young people.

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Pat 

Pat has been working with young people for 14 years. He loves music by The Roots, enjoys a sleep in and is sick for a high five.

Karla
Karla 

Karla has been working with young people for 9 years. She loves leopard vans and rap music. She hates that she still loses at pool at drop in after 9 years of practising!

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Whitney 

Whitney has been working with young people for 7 years and is part of Project Youth’s Housing team. Whitney cannot live without her family, friends, and her very adorable three legged cat Stumpy! She is into crystals, intuitively reading oracle and tarot cards and binge watching TV shows online! Don’t be fooled by her small stature, she comes with a big appetite! Feed her a mixed snack pack or chicken burger and chips any day!

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Justin 

Justin is our Youth and Family Support Worker. He is an introvert and is most happy when he's playing sport or listening to music. Justin backs himself at table tennis on Thursdays 4-8 at KPYC...Bring it!

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louis 

Louis is one of our transitional housing case workers. He is into footy, street art and music. He’s very approachable and always keen to lend a hand if you or someone you know is in a tough situation. 

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Lisa

Lisa is our Labour Y worker and keen to help you find work! She is a qualified Social Worker and has worked with young people across a range of areas, even overseas! She loves all things food and fitness, but most of all her adorable pup Gus.

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Nikki 

Nikki has worked providing safe housing to young people for 10 years and is excited about her new role in the EIPP role at Project Youth. There's only 2 things in the world she cant live without...coffee and cheese!

 

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Jen 

Jennifer has been working with young people for 11 years. She loves making great coffee and the buzz of the cafe when it’s busy!

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Silvana

Silvana has been working with young people for over 10 years and is very passionate about it. Her other passions are good detective work, forensic science and crosswords!

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Lorenzo

Lorenzo has been working with young people for two years. He loves to cook good classic Italian food and he still refuses to try pineapple on pizza after 7 years in Australia.

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Louise

Louise has been working with young people for three years. She enjoys reading, riding horses, and not wearing shoes. 

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Rose

Rose has been working with young people for over 25 years - mainly in housing services but also in court/legal support and employment services. Her favourite pastime is cooking...and eating!!! - she also loves hanging out with friends and family.

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Nell

Nell has been working with young people for 25 years. 

She is especially passionate about keeping disengaged students connected to education. 

She loves collecting rocks and she adores her beautiful rescue cat Daisy.

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amanda

Amanda has been working with young people for four years. She is very outgoing and always down for a chat. Amanda loves country music, cats, card games, and Texas.


Maegan

Maegan

Maegan is one of our refuge youth workers. She has been working with young people for more than 5 years across a range of areas and enjoys getting to meet all the young people who pass through Project Youth. Maegan loves getting outdoors especially to the National Parks, is always up for a chat and is a really good person to challenge at pool as she needs the practice! 


Brooke

Brooke

Brooke is one of our housing caseworkers. She has gained experience working with young people in our crisis and semi-supported accommodation services, and now in transitional accommodation. She loves dancing, performing and listening to 90's rnb music.

Stacey

Stacey

Stacey is a qualified Social Worker and is particularly passionate about snack packs, tattoos and (we cannot stress this enough) puppies.


Behind the Scenes



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Jodie Darge

Chief Executive Officer

Jodie has lived and worked in 3 different countries in paid and voluntary roles all dedicated to supporting children, young people and families to thrive. After 15 years out of Australia Jodie has recently returned to enjoy a Sydney lifestyle and joined the Project Youth team in January 2019. Driven by social justice Jodie has had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of amazingly resilient young people who inspire her every day. Being passionate about travel Jodie lives out her mantra...'to travel, is to live' and regularly picks up her backpack for the next adventure.

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KEVIN CROWE
Operations Manager

Kevin has over 30 years experience working in the youth sector. Kevin joined Project Youth in 2013. This experience has given Kevin a great insight into young people and the broader community and a good understanding of the not for profit sector.

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LOUISE FARRoWAY
Early Engagement Manager

Louise has been working for Project Youth for 8 years. Louise holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Diversional Therapy), Diploma of Community Services and an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management and has 15 years sector experience.

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GILLIAN MCGREGOR
Admin & Finance Manager

Gillian has 24 years of experience working in the Not for Profit sector. She holds a Masters of Arts (Hons) and a post graduate Master of Science in Business Administration and Information Technology.