Event wrap - May 30 cocktail function

Event: Gold Coast Project for Homeless Youth fundraising cocktail party
When: Monday, May 30
Where: Little Truffle, Mermaid Beach

The saying “it takes a village to raise a child” certainly rings true in the case of the Gold Coast Project for Homeless Youth. The not-for-profit organisation has partnered with local developer Villa World to build a second crisis care facility for homeless young people on Council land at Labrador.  

While the house is powering towards its July completion date, funds are still being sought to cover the $650,000 build cost. Villa World’s subcontractors and suppliers have covered the bulk of the build cost through donations of labour and building materials, but a shortfall of about $250,000 still exists. 

The GCPHY held a fundraising cocktail function at Little Truffle in Mermaid Beach, encouraging local business leaders to dig deep to support the cause. More than ten thousand dollars was raised, including donations of kitchen appliances and beds for the home. 

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Slab Down at Bill Hoyer House

Twenty-two truckloads of concrete have laid the foundations of Bill Hoyer House, marking the first major milestone in its construction.

It paves the way for structural works to start on the home at 31 Olsen Avenue, Labrador which will ultimately comprise seven crisis care beds for homeless young people.

Nine concreters spent half a day laying the 448sqm slab on Saturday, November 7.

Internal and external storm water drainage was completed the week prior by a team of four plumbers and a bobcat driver over two days.

Villa World would like to thank its subcontractors for the following contributions:

Hymix: Concrete supply at a saving of $5,800

KutaCrete: Concreting at a saving of $3,700 High Peak: Concrete pumping at a saving of approx. $2,000

Davis Bros Plumbing and Reece Plumbing: Plumbing services and materials for drainage at a saving of approx. $5,000.

Click here to contribute to the construction of Bill Hoyer House



THE GOLD Coast Project for Homeless Youth (GCPHY) has partnered with developer Villa World to build a crisis care facility at Labrador which will provide care for up to 1000 homeless young people on the Gold Coast over the next decade. 

The seven-bedroom facility on Olsen Avenue has been commissioned in response to an escalating youth homelessness crisis on the Gold Coast.