Lions Life Skills Centre
Lions Life Skills Centre was built to:
- Provide a continuum of care for young people exiting the care of Clyde House to make a graduated transition from formal supervised support to increasing independence as they mature and grow older;
- Provide subsidised transitional accommodation for young pregnant women and their children, or single women who are at risk of homelessness;
- Provide subsidised transitional commodation for young adults both male and female, to assist with continuing school programs;
- Provide a range of social, personal, parenting, life skills, mentoring, health and welfare programs. Our belief is that in supporting isolated and sometimes dislocated young families we can provide an effective early intervention and prevention program with a clear aim of reducing domestic violence, child abuse and neglect.
LYEAC built the Lions Life Skills Centre in 2007 and closed the facility in October 2016. LYEAC did not make this decision lightly but with no government funding for management support the LYEAC volunteer team was unable to continue to run the facility.
Young people sometimes have to leave their placement foster home regardless of how long they have been living there and regardless of their readiness and personal maturity to cope with independent living.
LIONS MORETON BAY 100 - CHARITY BIKE RIDE 23rd September
Fundraising is essential for LYEAC to maintain the two properties and to establish the fundamental life skills programs that LYEAC wishes to establish for all tenants who reside in the LIONS Life Skills Centre. Currently there is no government funding for these programs.
The Inaugural Moreton Bay 100 Charity Bike Ride event was held on Sunday 18 September 2011 with 415 participants. In August 2013 the Imperial Challenge 100 mile was introduced to cater for the more professional cycle enthusiasts in this area and has been growing each year.
The Lions Moreton Bay 100 is a circuit charity bike ride event around the Moreton Bay region starting and finishing at the Pine Rivers Show Grounds in Lawnton. The 60km bike ride event route travels through Petrie, Kallangur, past North Lakes and up to the beautiful coastal scenic area of Scarborough, across the Ted Smout Bridge, through Brighton, Bracken Ridge and Strathpine to Lawnton. The 100km provides a bit of a challenge to the more experienced cyclist up towards Morayfield, Caboolture, Burpengary, Deception Bay, Scarborough, Redcliffe, over the Ted Smout Bridge to Brighton, Bracken Ridge and through back streets of Strathpine to finish at Lawnton. The 16km provides more challenges to the more professional cyclist with the hilly circuit up to Dayboro, through the back area of Narangba/Caboolture area before enjoying the coastal scenery back to Lawnton. Each year will have slight variations around the district. All cyclists and family can then enjoy a hearty meal provided by the Lions Club of Pine Rivers.
The 100km attracts the greatest number of participants with the 60km being very suitable for the social cyclist. The MB100 is not a race and we are proud to promote this fact; it is important to encourage anybody and everybody who wants to be involved at whatever level of participation is most suitable to themselves. In 2018 LYEAC is also excited to say that we have enthusiastic cycling club members on our MB100 organisation committee which will aid enormously in enabling this event to grow.
165km Imperial Challenge 100km Century Challenge 60km Classic Challenge