- allow young people in situations of crisis to find a refuge and support;
- provide support for disengaged young people where they can gain confidence and self respect;
- provide these young people with training in basic skills which equip them better to fill their places in society as self-sufficient and productive individuals; and give these young people a place in the outdoors to learn about and develop their own dignity in an outdoor environment.
Lions Youth Haven
Lions Youth Haven was the vision of our founder Sel Westwood who convinced the ACT Government in 1988 that Lions could turn an abandoned farm on the Kambah Pool Road into a haven for youth at risk in our community.
Westwood Farm as it is known today, provides a refuge or haven for the at-risk youth in our communities through contracted service providers in education, job preparedness, accommodation and horticulture. This Lions Clubs Project is known as Lions Youth Haven Incorporated.