Exciting News


We are so thankful to our tiny team and large volunteer group who have continued to serve with multiple hats in such a professional, caring and vibrant way in the community. We are so thankful for businesses that have donated and supported the work of H4Y over the years. Happy holidays from Homestead For Youth!


We were donated a 14 seater brand new Bus! We can’t believe it. We are so grateful to a local business for this generous donation.



What glorious weather we enjoyed for the 2021 recent Easter event in the Animal Farm. It was a great success with more than 150 members of the community showing up to enjoy the festivities. The surprise arrival of Thomas the Train was a big hit with the kids and fair to say also with it's driver who was also having a lot of fun with Thomas. It was a great way to connect with each other, celebrate the true meaning of Easter and have one of many easter weekend easter hunts.

Here is what one parent had to say

"We had a wonderful day at H4Y animal and farm. The girls are very friendly and caring. 

Really recommended to go with kids and spend the day having fun with the little animals, enjoy a walk or a picnic at the wild park."


The Alcoa & Peel Business Excellence Awards of 2020 was a super success for Homestead For Youth. Not only were we nominated as finalists but we were the Runner Up  in the Community Hero Award. Being a novice to the awards Marty Fadelli realised that he had to make a speech, followed by an amazing outpouring of support including an impromptu raffle, pass the bucket and donations to follow. This sparked the completion of the final miracle we needed to save the farm and keep the gates open. We were also blessed to connect with generous business such as Wealth Advisory, Dare Adventures, Baldock Group & Lockdown Security. The final year that Not For Profits are included in the categories we were excited to be involved.


H4Y Animal & Therapy Farm

We have been amazed at how this humble little farm that started being built 3 years ago by volunteers bit by bit has grown into it’s own. The brain child of Founder & Psychologist Carla Fadelli, she really wanted an outdoor therapeutic space where your mental health and emotional well being could benefit without having to necessarily attend the farm’s Psychology & Counseling Clinic. An animal farm with a difference. Now under the animal loving hands of Kayla Zahara the Animal Farm is a constant hive of activity with events, Toddler Groups, School bookings, parties, workshops, community tours and self guided tours. Each week almost there is something new to see or do.

Want to come and meet our animals?

We are here for you. Our Farm Gates are always open. Our Home is your home away from home.