A Little Bit About Us

In 1982, the Twenty10 housing refuge was created by a group of passionate community volunteers in response to a marked increase in young LGBTIQA+ homeless people in and around Sydney. It was named after the Darlinghurst postcode where the original housing refuge was located, 2010.  

Today, we provide a broad range of free, accessible mental health and psychosocial support programs, as well as creative and digital programs, events and safe spaces so that LGBTIQA+ people of NSW are secure, connected and celebrated. We are also the NSW State Partner for QLife, Australia’s free, anonymous peer support service, and we deliver specialist capacity building training to services all over New South Wales.  

Although the services we provide have the greatest impact and reach we have ever had – our work is far from over.  

The recently released Writing Themselves in 4, The Health and Wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ Young People in Australia, NSW Summary Report found; 

  • 21.8% of participants had experienced one or more forms of homelessness in their lifetime, 10.5% in the last 12 months  
  • 27% reported that their experience/s of homelessness were related to being LGBTIQA+ 
  • 39.9% had self-harmed within the past 12 months 
  • 58.9% of all participants had seriously considered attempting suicide in the previous 12 months, and over one-quarter 26.2% of all participants and 27.1% of those aged 16-17 had attempted suicide in their lifetimes 
  • 10.2% had attempted suicide in the last 12 months and 26.2% had done so at some point in their lifetime. 

This research data tells us that now, as much as ever, young LGBTIQA+ people in NSW need the specialist support of services such as Twenty10. With your support, we can continue to grow our mental health support services, our services for regional young people and for those living in Western Sydney.  

Support Us and Our Work

Other Payment Methods

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You can donate directly to us via this link.


You can make a tax deductible donation via PayPal by clicking the button below.

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Need a receipt? Get in touch and tell us your name, the date of the donation, and the amount of the donation.

Direct Deposit

Make a donation via direct deposit or electronic transfer into our account:

BSB 182 500 Acc 940412976
Name The Twenty-Ten Association Incorporated

Need a receipt? Get in touch and tell us your name, the date of the donation, and the amount of the donation.


SMS TWENTY10 to 0437 371 371 to donate.


Cheque donations can be made to “The Twenty-Ten Association” and mailed to 37 Shepherd Street, Chippendale NSW 2008.

Need a receipt? Get in touch and tell us your name, the date of the donation, and the amount of the donation (or include that information with your cheque).


Program Creation & Growth Realisation

Giving circles invite committed groups of supporters whose donations enable us to create more ambitious programs and realise our growth goals. As a member of a giving circle, you will witness your contribution come to life through a program of your choosing. Take a look at the programs we are seeking supporters for and get in touch with Jain Moralee to find out more. 

Counselling program

Our counselling program is an integral part of our service offering to young people who access Twenty10 for mental health support. The high demand on this service currently far outweighs our capacity to support those who need it.

Western Sydney program

Our OutWest program is currently one of our most highly sought out support groups, taking place in Parramatta servicing Young People in greater Western Sydney.

Groups program

We provide a wide range of programs for young people including workshops, an art exhibition, social events and more. Donations raised for Groups work will ensure we can deliver these popular programs annually.

Regional program

Young people living outside of metro areas are among those that need our support the most. Help us to develop and deliver resources for these LGBTIQA+ communities who are living in regional and rural New South Wales.

Ways to give

20/10 Club

Smaller donations, long term impact

The 20/10 Club is for those who want to donate small(er) amounts, monthly. It’s the coolest club in town and you are the VIP! You can choose $10 / month for 12 months or $20 / month for 12 months. Join the 20/10 Club now and select “Regular donation” and pick your giving level.

Corporate Giving Programs

Direct debit your donation

Life / work is busy. Want to donate but never get around to hitting the submit button? Ask your HR department or colleagues if your company has a giving program. They often auto deduct so you don’t even notice how much you are helping.  It might be that your company matches it and you can double your donation! Twenty10 is registered for a range of corporate giving platforms, get in touch to find out more.

Trusts and Foundations

Shared goals

Twenty10 have a wealth of experience working with trusts and foundations, and can work closely with you as the donor or representative of the trust or foundation to achieve our shared goals. They can range from direct service delivery, capacity building or other resources and advocacy. Get in touch with Jain Moralee to discuss.

Birthdays, Bequests and Nuptials

Some folks choose to celebrate their milestone birthdays or marriages by asking guests to make a donation to Twenty10 rather than purchase gifts. It’s super easy to set up a GiveNow Crowdraiser page to do this, just get in touch with Dina who can send you the info.

Others choose to make a bequest to Twenty10 in their will, part of their life legacy that continues to make a positive impact on the lives of others. We have all the information that you or your family member/friend as well as your legal representative needs to do this. Click here for all the info about how to make a bequest.

Learn how donations to Twenty10 made a difference in Kai’s life.

How you’ve helped: J.T.’s story

Read how your donation can make a difference in a young person’s journey.

Like J.T., almost 10,000 people reach out to Twenty10 every year. Learn how Twenty10 made a difference in J.T.’s life.

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