Lions has a long and prominent history of providing community service, particularly with projects where the community at large, or those in real need, benefit.
The Lions Youth Emergency Accommodation Centre (Pine Rivers) Inc. (LYEAC) was established in 1991, incorporated 1994, to address specific accommodation issues facing young people in the Pine Rivers and Caboolture areas.
Currently LYEAC owns 2 properties with the aim of providing short to medium term accommodation and support to youth within our community:
1. In partnership with Integrated Family and Youth Services (IFYS) operates a medium term residential facility known as Clyde House. This 5 bed facility provides a range of services to children aged between 11 and 15.
2. 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 accomodation for young pregnant women and their children, or single women who are at risk of homelessness;
- 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.
LIONS MORETON BAY 100 - CHARITY BIKE RIDE 2nd Sunday in August
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 Moreton Bay 100 is a circuit charity bike ride event around the Moreton Bay region from the Pine Rivers Show Grounds in Lawnton. The family fun ride is for famillies and the less experienced cyclist to enjoy within the show grounds. The 50km bike ride event route travels through Petrie, Kallangur, pastNorth 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 Strathpine to finish at 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.