BONNIE Support Services is preparing to broaden its services after receiving nearly $10,000 from the Commonwealth Bank.
The service provides at-risk youth opportunities for positive social interaction with adults and peers as well as recreation and skills building.
The grant funds will go towards Canley Heights-based Bonnie Support Service's Holiday Youth Program of Events (HYPE).
Senior case manager Patricia Joannou said young people entered the program after experiencing violence in the home.
"They may be witnesses or the direct victims of physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse," Miss Joannou said.
"Bonnie's youth clients are also experiencing the trauma of homelessness including relocation from home, school and friends and loss of possessions. This leaves this group with feelings of anger, isolation and fear.
"The aim of the program is to rebuild the self-esteem of these kids. And through recreational activities such as ice-skating, bowling and camp, increase opportunities for skill building, develop safe supportive relationships with adults and have positive social interactions.
"Most importantly the mission of HYPE is for these children to have fun."
She said 110 young people access the service each year.
Bonnie Support Services has helped women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic and family violence and are homeless or at risk of homelessness for 39 years.
Details: To donate contact Bonnie Support Services on 9729 0939.