USUALLY when a resident moves from a country town to a city area, it is lucky if anyone even knows where a place like Leeton is.
However, Leeton's Abbey O'Callaghan, Sheryn Cooper and Amy-Lou Cowdroy-Ling don't have that problem.
The three former residents have found themselves working together in Melbourne at Kids Under Cover, a charity organisation that is dedicated to preventing youth homelessness in Victoria, the ACT and Queensland.
The three are part of a small team of about 20.
The organisation said it is "the amazing beneficiary of the work of three fabulous Leeton women".
Ms Cooper is the project and events manager and has worked with Kids Under Cover for four years.
She is responsible for managing all aspects of the organisation's internal and external projects and events.
"Events has always been a passion of mine and, getting to produce events for a great organisation doing great work to support vulnerable young people, makes it very easy to go to work each day," she said.
For Ms Cowdroy-Ling her focus is on managing existing community, individual and regular donors while identifying and cultivating new opportunities that will both generate income and raise Kids Under Cover's profile.
"Community partnerships are essential to our work in preventing youth homelessness," she said.
"It would be fair to say that a sense of community has been deeply ingrained in me from a young age.
"Growing up in such a kind and supportive community like Leeton, where giving back and supporting those in need is 'just-what-you-do', has played a huge part in who I am both personally and professionally."
Ms O'Callaghan joined the team in June as the social media co-ordinator and it's an opportunity she's grateful for.
"Working for an organisation with such an important mission is wonderful," she said.
"Being able to communicate the work of Kids Under Cover and issues around homelessness is something I feel privileged to be a part of."
The organisation helps youth through the provision of one or two-bedroom and a bathroom studios and education and training scholarships to young people aged 12 to 25.
Its work seeks to divert young people from the risk of experiencing homelessness by keeping young people connected to families, education and community.
About 70 per cent of what Kids Under Cover does is in regional/rural settings.
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