PCYC Moree open until 1am on Saturday nights to keep young people off the streets

The PCYC will be opening its doors on Saturday nights throughout the month of February for young people in Moree.

The centre will be open from 9pm to 1am for supper, games and activities in an effort to keep children safe and off the streets.

PCYC manager Tayla Macey said it’s been some time since they’ve been able to run programs like this.

“We ran programs like this years ago but they came to a halt so we've just started to redo it now,” she said.

Ms Macey said children roaming the streets has been an issue for some time and was grateful for the police coming in to help.

“The idea has been around for a while, it’s been an issue in Moree for a long time,” Ms Macey said.

“There’s been a big cry for a drop in centre to open, but there was never any funding or anything to run it.”

“Once the police came on board we knew we needed it to happen, so we made it happen.”

PCYC Moree has teamed up with Miyay Birray’s Street Beat program for the initiative. The Street Beat bus can now drop children at the PCYC until 1am, providing them somewhere else to go to keep them off the street.

The PCYC will start the program on Saturday, February 9 and be open every Saturday night in February.