The loss of Tasmania's peak service for at-risk youth is a sign of the times. So many organisations like Whitelion rely heavily on community, corporate and government support.
Without it, they can no longer continue to operate either entirely or in a limited capacity.
Many vital community and organisations are feeling the pinch as people's amount of disposable income diminishes due to several modern-world factors.
A prime example of a key organisation having to restructure to survive is RSPCA Tasmania.
It was reform or bust, and a decision was made to let go of its animal rescue arm to keep its animal cruelty investigation service alive.
It's unfortunate for those that rely on such services, especially when services are not picked up by other organisations.
The term "at-risk" covers a broad spectrum of social disadvantage. This includes being at risk to entering the criminal justice system, at-risk of re-offending, at-risk of becoming homeless, experiencing mental ill-health or at risk of drug-related harm.
Whitelion has been a trusted body for young people aged 10-25 with a child protection history, exiting incarceration and the like for 17 years, providing them with positive role models in a bid to help them break a cycle or gain employment.
It is a vital service and one that won't be easily replaced. It's an estimated 150 youth statewide which will now be referred to alternative service providers if they require ongoing support, while seven staff and more than 50 volunteers no longer have an organisation to serve.
So who will help the state's most at-risk when Whitelion leaves Tasmania? The organisation has made assurances there are "established and quality" providers who will be able to continue its work.
The government seems to agree, saying there are a number of programs currently funded providing support to at risk young people.
Whitelion's closure will leave a huge gap in Tasmania's youth services. Let's hope someone will step up and fill it.