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The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation was formed following the death of 18 year old Thomas Kelly, who was king hit in an unprovoked attack in Sydney’s King Cross in July 2012.
The Foundation’s voice has been a powerful catalyst in communicating the need for behavioural change and a push towards changing Australia’s drinking culture through education, Safe Spaces and Take Kare initiatives.
Preventing harmful behaviour, including that associated with substance abuse, self-harm and suicide, is at the core of the Foundation’s work.
Its programs and outreach activities aim to create a safer and healthier community, especially for young Australians.
The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation launches the Stay Kind initiative in memory of Stuart Kelly, who can be remembered for his continued support and kindness to his brother Thomas.
TAKE Kare in memory of Thomas, is all about responsible drinking, looking after yourself, your family, friends and even strangers.
The TAKE Kare Safe Space program operating in two Sydney locations (Sydney Town Hall and Kings Cross) since 2014, with Darling Harbour commencing early 2017 - the program has helped over 47,000 people get home safely.