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  • Hogs Head South

    Hogs Head South

    Ricky Stuart Golf Day and more on a packed schedule

  • Hogs' Special Visit

    Hogs' Special Visit

    This video, of the Hogs crew meeting a group of kids with intellectual/physical disabilities, will melt your heart

  • Hogs For Homeless | Tour Dates

    Hogs For Homeless | Tour Dates

    Find out where Brad Fittler and the team are riding through over the next 11 days

  • Fifth Hogs For Homeless Tour Launched

    Fifth Hogs For Homeless Tour Launched

    Hear Brad Fittler and the team speak about fantastic cause just before they rode off this morning

  • Hogs For The Homeless Returns

    Hogs For The Homeless Returns

    The 2017 Hogs For The Homeless tour is set to be the biggest yet, with NSW True Blues set to re-turf a Rugby League pitch in Walgett

  • Hogs Gear Up For 2017 Tour

    Hogs Gear Up For 2017 Tour

    Now in its fifth year, the Hogs For The Homeless tour will once again hit regional NSW, led by NSW True Blue Brad Fittler

  • Hogs For Homeless Keep Giving

    Hogs For Homeless Keep Giving

    NSWRL tour, backed by Origin greats, raise much-needed funds for worthy cause

  • A Year To Remember!

    A Year To Remember!

    The 2016 season has been full of highlight moments - including Origin, City-Country, Intrust Super Premiership NSW, Women’s, under-age triumphs and more

  • Hawkesbury Race Club Donate $30,000 To Hogs

    Hawkesbury Race Club Donate $30,000 To Hogs

    Chris Riley's Youth Off the Streets are the recipient of the funds raised

  • Hawkesbury Race Club Donate $30,000 To Hogs

    Hawkesbury Race Club Donate $30,000 To Hogs

    Chris Riley's Youth Off the Streets are the recipient of the funds raised

  • Revealed | Hogs Harley Winner

    Revealed | Hogs Harley Winner

    Announcement of the lucky recipient of the Harley-Davidson XL1200X Forty-Eight

  • Help Hogs for the Homeless

    Help Hogs for the Homeless

    Support Father Chris Riley's Youth Off the Streets

  • Menzies' Memories | Hogs Tour

    Menzies' Memories | Hogs Tour

    Beaver's best bits from the opening week of the charity trip

  • Changing Lives

    Changing Lives

    A special insight into Hogs For The Homeless

  • Fittler's First Day

    Fittler's First Day

    Freddy talks about the opening stages of the 2016 Hogs for Homeless ride

ABOUT HOGS FOR THE HOMELESS

In 2017 Brad Fittler and his Hogs For the Homeless tour, supporting Father Chris Riley's Youth Off The Streets and backed by the New South Wales Rugby League, once again hit the streets of NSW.

Click here the full wrap of the 2017 tour.

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT THIS GREAT CAUSE

HOGS FOR HOMELESS BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Australia may be considered the lucky country to many but for 105,237 Australians this isn’t the case. One in 200 people are homeless in Australia on any given night when they sleep in the streets, struggling with fear and hunger. 

Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to a standard of living - that includes housing. Yet here in the lucky country 17% of homeless people are under the age of 12 (17,845) and while the population of indigenous people only represents 3% of the Australian total, they represent 25% of those who are homeless with 26,744 indigenous people living on the streets. 

Despite being largely ignored by the mainstream population, there are many inspirational NGOs who attempt to provide assistance for the homeless nationwide.

One such organisation is Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets. While we often hear the terms “street kids” and “runaways” being used when referring to young homeless people the reality of it is much different. 

Most young people experiencing homelessness are hidden from view and for the 42% of homeless people under the age of 24, domestic and family violence, as well as family breakdowns have played a large role in their situation. A number of structural factors also contribute to youth homelessness, including poverty, social inequality and youth unemployment.

In 2012, Rugby League legend and NSW Blues warrior Brad Fittler said that as a father it made him feel sick that there were nearly 47,000 homeless young people under the age of 25 in Australia. 

This prompted Fittler to contact Father Chris Riley and his Youth off the Streets team with the idea of creating a fundraising event to help a worthwhile cause. Freddy enlisted the help of some of his mates, fellow rugby league legends Ian Schubert and Nathan Hindmarsh to ride their Harley-Davidson motorcycles throughout NSW to raise awareness and funds for the homeless youth of Australia. 

With the support of Harley-Davidson and the NSWRL they showed their true blue spirit and created Hogs For The Homeless.

Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational community organisation working for young people who are homeless, drug dependent and recovering from abuse. We support these young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal traumas such as neglect and physical, psychological and emotional abuse.

Since opening in 1991, Youth Off the Streets has grown from a single food van delivering meals to young homeless people on the streets of Kings Cross to a major youth specific agency offering a full continuum of care through delivery of a wide range of services.

There are 25 services including aboriginal programs, crisis accommodation, alcohol and drug services, counseling, accredited high schools, outreach, residential programs and a mentoring program. Volunteers support us every step of the way.

Youth Off the Streets is accredited as a Designated Agency for Out of Home care and maintains policies and procedures that comply with the benchmark standards as defined by the Office for Children the Children's Guardian.