By Georgia Holland
On Friday the 7th of April, to celebrate National Youth Week and Youth Homelessness Matters Day, Cooma will host a fundraising event for young people.
The event, held at the Hub Youth Centre, is for 16 to 18 year olds and will include games and activities, a movie and breakfast.
Mission Australia staff will be on hand to urge young people to voice their concerns.
Agencies will work together in an attempt to support local young people so they have access to accommodation, counselling and mental health services.
The sleep in event aims to shine a spotlight on youth homelessness in the region.
Last year in Cooma there were 114 young people aged between 12 and 24 who were homeless.