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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    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 2015-16 homelessness amongst young people supported by BYS reduced from 53% to 16.4%. This is one of many ways we are helping to create New Futures for Young People. As we look forward to our 40 year celebration next year, we are collectively very optimistic about the future of BYS and the young people we support."- Annemaree Callander, CEO

Annual Report 2015-2016

We are proud to present our 2015-2016 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. 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

  • Luke inspires disadvantaged youth
    Posted May 04, 2017

    Luke Archer supporting disadvantaged youth

    Every week, Luke Archer runs health and fitness sessions for young people from Brisbane Youth Service. Better known for his prowess on the football field with Souths Logan, Luke volunteers his Thursday afternoons to run through exercise programs, nutrition and mindfulness with young people seeking support from BYS.

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  • Domestic Violence - not now, not ever.
    Posted May 02, 2017

    Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month

    Each May, Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and to send a clear message that violence of this sort will not be tolerated.

    This year's theme is ‘Not Now, Not Ever’.

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    Posted May 02, 2017

    Pop Up Dental Clinic

    Brisbane Youth Service will be holding its third pop up dental clinic at the Valley Hub from Tuesday 2 May to Monday 8 May. To make a booking speak to a youth worker or call 3620 2400.

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