Want To Help Us?
Your support can help us make life better for a young carer in need.
At Raw Energy, we run a Young Carer Support Program designed to help individuals under the age of 18 years get emotional, physical and financial support. Most young carers lack confidence, suffer from social anxiety and feel isolated. With our initiative, we help them know they are not alone and can always ask for help.
Who we are
Raw Energy is a non-profit organisation that provides support to young carers in Adelaide. The company was established in 2012 and since we have provided emotional, financial and physical support to children and teenagers under the age of 18 who take care of a family member, relative or friend. The company is the brainchild of Julia Mendes who hold a degree in Psychology from the University of Adelaide. She has helped thousands of young carers by understanding their predicaments and challenges. In addition to Julia, we have a staff full of qualified and experiencedcounsellors, event planner and administratorswho help young carers find solutions and improve their standard of living.
What we do
Through our Young Carer Support Program we help children and teenagerswho are taking care of someone. We provide counselling to young carers feeling depressed, hopeless, anxious, angry, irritated etc. due to their situation.Our staff members talk to them and they share their experienced with us. Additionally, through our program, we find volunteers who can help our carers get a break from their duties, attend outings, come to seminars and do various other activities that they cannot do normally.We also raise funds for carers and their family struggling financial to improve their standard of living, pay tuitions of young carers, provide a secure environment and more…
Over the years, we’ve had many people help us take care of young carers. Here are our volunteers who contribute tremendously every year. Like them you can help us too!
Why Join Us?
There are thousands of young carers in Adelaidewho feel lonely, stressed and burdenedat all times. These are children as young as 5 years old who instead of playing, having fun and living a normal childhood are helping their family. There are teens thatcannot study, make friends or enjoy life because they have so many responsibilities as a carer. Young carers need support and we aim to provide it to them. Please help us because the more the merrier.