FAQ's

Who does Passages help?
How many people does Passages assist annually?
How is Passages staffed?
What does the Passages logo mean?
Where does the funding from Passages come from?
How do I donate to Passages?
If I donate money does it actually go towards helping young people who need it?
When was Passages established?
How was Passages founded?
Why was Passages established?
What services does Passages provide?
How do I get help?
How can I help Passages?

Who does Passages help?
Passages provides information, referrals and support to street present young people aged 12-25 years.

How many people does Passages assist annually?
1,500

How is Passages staffed?
Passages Northbridge is staffed by a Manager and a number of youth workers. Passages Peel is staffed by a Coordinator and youth workers. Passages Resource Centres are part of Vincentcare, a Special Work of the St Vincent de Paul Society that provides accommodation and support to individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Passages is also assisted by the Passages Advisory Board.

What does the Passages logo mean?
The logo supports the mission of Passages Resource Centre. Passages aims to offer young people opportunities that lead to "new destinies" as well as a happy and healthy future.

Where does the funding from Passages come from?
Passages is funded through generous donations from the community and through fundraising events such as the Passages Race Day and Vinnies CEO Sleepout.

How do I donate to Passages?
You can donate to Passages by visiting the How You Can Help page to make an online donation or call the St Vincent de Paul Society on (08) 9475 5400 and ask to speak to the Donations Officer or email donations@svdpwa.org.au.

If I donate money does it actually go towards helping young people who need it?
When you donate to Passages we ensure that it goes directly to helping disadvantaged young people. Administration costs are supported by the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Rotary Club of Perth.

When was Passages established?
Passages Northbridge was established in 1999 and Passages Peel in 2012.

How was Passages founded?
In 1996, David Reed, the then President of the Rotary Club of Perth commissioned research on the needs of young people in Perth. He was invited to join a Perth Diocesan drug committee. In 1998, this led to the formation of a joint venture between the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Rotary Club of Perth with support from the Anglican and Catholic Archdioceses of Perth, the Military and Hospitaller Order of the Knights of St Lazarus of Jerusalem, and the St John of God Foundation. This lead to the opening of Passages Northbridge.

Why was Passages established?
Passages was established as a result of the growing rate of youth homelessness in Western Australia and the need for a unique service such as Passages to offer young people safety, support and essentials services.

What services does Passages provide?
Passages Resource Centres offer kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities, computer and Internet access, phone and mail collection, information and referrals. Passages is constantly offering life skills programs and information workshops utilising government and community-based organisations.

How do I get help?
If you require assistance or support, please drop in during opening hours at these locations.

How can I help Passages?
You can help Passages in a number of ways including volunteering, making materials or financial donations, supporting Passages events or becoming a corporate partner. For further information on how you can help disadvantaged young people visit the How You Can Help page.

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