About Us

Located in Jarvie Park, opposite Marrickville High School, Marrickville Youth Resource Centre (MYRC) is easily recognisable by its bright (some might say loud!) exterior painted by young people through the Centre’s Writer’s Bench street art program. Inside its walls MYRC offers a variety of services for young people aged 12 to 24 years including; Recreation Afternoons, School Holiday Programs, Computer Room, Music Studio, Dance studio, Case Work, Counselling services and short term courses/projects.

You will also find youth workers who will support you and refer you to an appropriate specialist service when necessary.

  • Individual Support and Case Work with young people and their families
  • Recreation Afternoons
  • School Holiday Programs
  • Dance Studio
  • Writer’s Bench – Diversionary Street Art Program
  • Computer Room (Homework Club coming soon!)
  • Music Studio (More music programs coming soon!)
  • Live Music Nights and Dance Parties
  • Breakfast Club
  • Girls Club
  • Young Parents Support
  • Hospitality Courses
  • Retail Courses (starting Oct 2018)
  • MYRC Burners Basketball Team
  • We will refer you to an appropriate specialist when necessary too, just ask!

Our Mission

Our mission is to be the voice of youth in the greater Marrickville Local Government Area.

Driving our strategic direction, we need to mirror the priority areas in the Regional Youth Strategies (NSW Office of Communities) by providing programs that increase access and understanding through:

  1. Providing exposure to education and training opportunities leading to employment preparation.
  2. Accessing wellbeing and mental health services.
  3. Encouraging cultural identity and seeing value in diversity through activities and programs that celebrate those differences.
  4. Increasing community participation and engagement.
  5. Improving community partnerships and highlighting the value of young people’s peer networks and the role they play in responding to needs.

The Centre seeks to be a critical voice in youth affairs providing sustainable, pertinent and relevant services to young people that are reflective of local needs.

Our Vision

The Vision of MYRC is to be a sustainable, relevant organisation that, through vibrant and meaningful engagement strengthens our youth and our community in such a way that recognises their diversity and potential.

Strengthening Youth – Strengthening Community

You can download our most recent Annual Report and Strategic Plan below…

MYRC 2017 Annual Report

MYRC 2014-16 Strategic Plan

 


SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE IN MARRICKVILLE

 

 

STAFF AT MYRC

 

Tom Mc Donald

Tom Mc Donald

DIRECTOR - An ex-teacher and youth worker now for the past 14 years. When Tom isn't chained to his desk, he's likely to be strapped to his hang glider somewhere above the south coast.

Lizzie Kruse

Lizzie Kruse

CASE WORK MANAGER

 

Jessie Longbottom

Jessie Longbottom

YOUTH WORKER - Jessie is a Yuin & Bidjigal Aboriginal woman and has a passion for improving the lives of young people. She appreciates a good bush walk especially if there's a nice view or waterfall along the way.

Tory Karmakar

Tory Karmakar

YOUTH WORKER (PART TIME)

 

Jodee Wetherell

Jodee Wetherell

Counsellor

Aracely Barreras

Aracely Barreras

LDAT Coordinator

Jane Tucker

Jane Tucker

Social Work Student Placement - Jane has experience working in a range of areas of the community services sector including disability, Alcohol and Other Drugs, youth work and research. She is passionate about working within a harm reduction framework to redress social injustice. Jane enjoys photography, snorkeling and arts and crafts.

 

Barnardos Australia

Meleseini Sulaki-Latu

Meleseini Sulaki-Latu

Senior Practitioner Youth & Family Programs

Chantelle Scotman

Chantelle Scotman

Reconnect Program

 

Crystal Walker

Crystal Walker

Streetwork Program

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