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2016 AFL Premiership Cup Pins

Buy your 2016 AFL Premiership Cup Pin now and help change the life of a young person experiencing or at risk of homelessness Proceeds from Premiership Cup pin sales go to Ladder to help our young people get back on their feet. Available for $5 from all 2016 Toyota AFL Finals Series matches or buy…

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Bid on an AFL Alumni jumper and help Ladder

It’s not often you get the chance to own a jumper signed by former AFL stars such as Barry Hall, Jonathan Brown, Brian Lake, Campbell Brown and Brad Sewell. You can bid on jumpers signed by some of the AFL Alumni team in this week's episode of the Fox 8 program, The Recruits. Simply email your b…

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Ladder presents the Robert Rose Most Courageous Player Award at the 2016 MVP Awards

Sydney Swans midfielder Luke Parker has been acknowledged as the Most Courageous Player for the second year running at Tuesday' nights AFL Players' Association MVP Awards. Each player from the 18 AFL clubs vote for the player they consider to be the most courageous, with past winners including the…

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Ladder announced as the AFL's community partner for the NAB AFL All Stars matches

Ladder was recently announced as the AFL's community partner for the upcoming NAB AFL All Stars matches. The two matches, played during Grand Final week, will bring together the best under-17 and under-18 talent. The teams will be named after AFL greats Chris Judd and Michael O'Loughlin. NAB AFL…

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Shop online and help tackle youth homelessness

By shopping at Homepage for the homeless you will not only be saving time but contributing to Ladder's work as well. Homepage for the Homeless is a portal, or gateway to a number of online retailers who have all agreed to give a percentage of each sale that has come via Homepage for the Homeless to…

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CEO Blog: National Reconciliation Week

In recognition of the AFL Indigenous Round and National Reconciliation Week, Ladder CEO Elisabeth Tuckey reflects on the unacceptably high number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people experiencing homelessness. On any given night one in 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

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Leadership & Development session

At Ladder, we have the privilege of working with some of the AFL’s leaders. Our young people at Glen Waverley were lucky enough to have Brad Sewell and Aasta O'Connor speak with them as part of a Leadership & Development session. Brad Sewell is a dual AFL premiership player and Best & F…

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CEO Blog - IDAHOT 17 May 2016

Ladder CEO Elisabeth Tuckey highlights the need for community services to better support LGBTQI young people One of the truisms of community services is that those people on the margins of our society will almost always be over represented in the indicators of poor health, economic disadvantage,…

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CEO Blog - 13 April 2016

Ladder CEO Elisabeth Tuckey calls for a better balance between crisis and early intervention support If not now, when? When will we start to make serious and significant inroads to reduce the outrageous rates of youth homelessness in this country? When we will we recognise that the impacts of…

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HoMie holds a VIP event for young women at Ladder

Young women from Ladder Hoddle Street, Glen Waverley and Broadmeadows had a fabulous day at a special VIP event at HoMie. They were spoilt with free goodies all day including a haircut and style, their choice of clothes, having their nails done, and getting two bags full of woman-specific services…

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Youth Homelessness Matters Day

YHMD is a national campaign aimed at raising awareness and understanding of youth homelessness in Australia. Did you know that more than 26, 000 young people in Australia are homeless? The 2011 ABS Census estimates that 26,238 Australians aged 12-24 are homeless on any given night. Over 40 percent…

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2014/15 Annual Report now available

This year we increased the number of face to face service hours to 6,792 which is up from 3,138 in 2013/14. We also saw a dramatic increase in the number of mentoring hours with 807 being provided, up from 221 in the previous year Click here to view the 2014/15 Annual Report.

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Join Team Ladder...

Team Ladder is back in 2016 and we’re calling on those of you who promised yourself that this is your year to get fit and healthy. Kick-start those New Year's resolutions by signing up for the Sunset Series 4km or 8km run through three of Melbourne’s favourite venues at dusk: Melbourne Zoo (3 Feb…

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Dual Hawthorn AFL premiership player has joined the team

In what has proven to be a recent changing of the guard at youth homelessness organisation Ladder, dual Hawthorn premiership player Brad Sewell has today joined as part-time Manager of Strategic Partnerships. Sewell, who is a member of the AFL Players’ Association Board and is currently studying h…

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Message from the Ladder Chairman

Ladder appoints a new CEO The Board of Ladder, the youth homelessness organisation established and supported by AFL Players, is pleased to announce Elisabeth Tuckey as the new Ladder CEO. Chairman of the Board, and AFLPA CEO, Paul Marsh said today that “Elisabeth comes to Ladder with a wealth of e…

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