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BIC helps to break the cycle of youth homelessness

BIC has once again supported the Property Industry Foundation whose vision is to address youth homelessness. It does so by exposing the hidden forms of homelessness that are so common amongst young people, and then actively seeks to do its part to solve the problem that affects 44 000 young Australians.

BIC has once again supported the Property Industry Foundation whose vision is to address youth homelessness. It does so by exposing the hidden forms of homelessness that are so common amongst young people, and then actively seeks to do its part to solve the problem that affects 44 000 young Australians. Homelessness is the most severe form of disadvantage that any young person can experience. Coupled with social exclusion it makes this a detrimental cycle that undermines the path to success.

The Foundation brings together the property and construction industry in a unique collaboration. Together they have a tangible impact on youth homelessness by building homes for deserving youth and providing ongoing support for these homes – giving previously destitute young people the opportunity to rebuild their lives.

This is invaluable as it helps those in need to establish a routine, and get back to school, further education, or into employment. BIC's contribution is through both funding and its people – by putting themselves forward for volunteering activities. In the coming months, BIC will be increasing its support by providing pro-bono services such as training, mentorship, and employment pathways for young people in the care of The Foundation's community partners.

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