Welcome to our Farm Home
Homestead For Youth is an organisation committed to empowering young people at risk, (and their families) by providing residential services, mentoring, counselling, holistic and innovative therapies and psychology care in the homely setting of their Meelon farm.
I find it hard to express my gratitude towards homestead for all that they done for me. I say this because I've spent so much of my life trying to fill up a void inside me. One that was aching for love and affirmation. I'd try different things to fill me up and make me feel better but they only left me feeling worse. I was letting feelings control me and was not thinking about how it affected my friends and family.
Through coming to the farm at Homestead For Youth, I was able to find a safe place that I could call home. Waking up every morning and seeing the horses outside my bedroom window and having such incredible people around me helped me to learn that love is not found in the things that cause harm and are easy, but the things that bring life and joy to myself and the others around me.
Yes, we would all make the best of the situation if we had to move, but I must admit that things for me would not be the same if we had to go to another property. This place is unique and there isn’t anywhere else like it. There is beauty everywhere and will always be my home.
H4Y is a strong, vibrant organisation that uniquely offers an individual, holistic recovery program. The supportive and caring environment sustains a wholesome recovery, alongside an amazing array of animals for therapeutic advantage. I would highly recommend this service to anyone needing support or any family looking for a new direction. The scope of H4Y is diverse and certainly transformative!
Homestead 4 Youth offers a unique approach to restoring lives through their many hands on therapies like equine therapy, Kombi Van Restoration Therapy and Arts Therapy. Through their Mental Health Residential program and their community therapy programs including the Therapy & Sensory Animal Farm, they are changing lives. Their motto "Choose life" encompasses what they believe - that there is purpose, there is potential and that there is always hope. It is an organisation that is very close to my own heart. I have been a volunteer with Homestead4Youth for nearly 4 years now, and I have seen first hand how the programs work and how passionate the H4Y staff and volunteers are about young people and their families. Watching the teens grow in an environment that is safe, finding that place to belong, it has been my great privilege.
Homestead has changed my life in more ways than one. I've been so incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to learn healthy ways or coping with my emotions and how to show my respect to the people around me. I've not always had a very good attitude towards life and spent a lot of it full of anxiety and self doubt. As my journey continues, my confidence is growing, my respect for others and not just myself has increased and now I know my purpose in life. I'd hate myself to think about where I'd be if it wasn't for this program! Thank you so much to Homestead for Youth for helping me to choose life.
A big thank you to the Australian Community and our sponsors:
We are here for you. Our unique programs are tailored for you. Our Home is your home away from home.