Due to demand for localised support for youth in the North Auckland area, Youthline recently opened a community centre in Albany. The centre received $1,970 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase a portable defibrillator to ensure they have lifesaving medical assistance when needed.

Youthline’s vision is to create communities that relate to the needs of young people, respond to their concerns and support them to achieve their full potential.

The new centre promotes positive outcomes for youth in the wider Albany community, with free and low cost services including a crisis helpline, family and individual mentoring and counselling services, youth leadership initiatives and youth worker training.