New Futures for Young People

We enable vulnerable young people and families to navigate life challenges and
thrive in the community.

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    Brisbane Youth Service is a registered Tier 3 housing provider under the National Regulatory System - Community Housing. We assist homeless young people and young families to find and maintain safe, stable accommodation and to develop the skills needed to maintain their own property.

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    Health services

    The Medical Clinic is situated at the Valley Hub, 42 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley. It is a free, confidential service supporting young people with physical and mental health issues.

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    Emergency relief

    Brisbane Youth Service offers emergency relief services to help young people address immediate basic needs in times of crisis. Emergency relief can act as a safety net for young people experiencing homelessness who have limited means or resources at their disposal.

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    It is sometimes difficult for vulnerable young people to understand and negotiate with government and other institutions. Brisbane Youth Service supports young people in a range of ways by advocating for their needs with landlords, the Department of Housing, the Department of Education, Queensland Health, tertiary institutions, and Centrelink. We also support young people who are experiencing legal issues or involved in the justice system.

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    Support for Young Parents

    Many of our young clients are parents and have accompanying children. Our specialised staff at the Centre for Young Families provide innovative support and a positive approach to parenting.

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    Support for Young Women

    The Centre for Young Women offers young women the opportunity to meet with a team of dedicated women’s workers, operating as a safe women’s space.

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    JB's journey to independent living
    Before BYS I was living on friends’ couches and feeling like a burden on them and their families. I couldn’t return home as my mother was emotionally abusive towards me and I never felt I had a voice or was listened to. I ran out of friends’ couches to sleep on and I decided I needed more help so I searched the internet and found BYS...
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Latest publication

"In 2016-17 Brisbane Youth Service supported 1,264 young people and their children. Of the young people we saw, rates of homelessness reduced by 74%, rates of young people experiencing crisis or serious legal issues reduced by 60% and 81% fewer young people were under employed or unemployed. "- Annemaree Callander, CEO
Brisbane Youth Service Annual Report 2016-2017

Annual Report 2016-2017

We are proud to present our 2016-2017 Annual Report. It features information about the activities of the past year, the great outcomes young people are achieving, as well as some very inspirational stories. In 2017 we celebrated 40 years of supporting young people in Brisbane. We invite you to have a read and learn more about the work we are doing with vulnerable young people in Brisbane.

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Latest news

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    Posted Mar 08, 2018

    International Women’s Day 2018

    International Women's Day 2018 BYS #PressforProgress by supporting vulnerable young women to navigate life challenges and create new futures. “I needed to come to...

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    Posted Mar 01, 2018

    A Home for Christmas Appeal

    In response to the Brisbane Youth Service's 'A Home for Christmas Appeal', BYS raised $29,640 for young people through 97 donations.

    Thank you to our incredibly generous donors for choosing to support homeless and at-risk youth at what can be a very challenging and lonely time.

    We smashed our $20,000 target and thanks to our donors, at least 20 more young people now have a place to call home!

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    Posted Jan 25, 2018

    UQ thanks donors for BYS’s Pop Up Dental Clinic

    The University of Queensland has put together a short video thanking donors for supporting key projects including BYS's pop-up dental clinic.

    The clinic offers young people the opportunity to have simple dental procedures like check ups, fillings, cleans at the Brisbane Youth Service Hub in Fortitude Valley. Our next clinic will run from 12th -16th March and we are taking bookings now.

    UQ, with help from some generous donors, helped us establish the clinic last year and the feedback from young people has been very positive.

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