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 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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    Posted Jan 22, 2018


    Febfast is a fun, annual fundraising event which supports Brisbane Youth Service and helps raise funds for vulnerable young people.

    This year we are encouraging friends and supporters of Brisbane Youth Service to get behind febfast by registering for febfast. The idea is very simple – you give up sugar or alcohol or something else of your choosing during February and get sponsorship for doing it. Funds raised will come to BYS to support vulnerable young people. Febfast is also a great opportunity for you and your organisation to “pause for a cause” and get healthy during February.

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    Posted Nov 07, 2017

    Outcomes for young tenants

    The BYS Sustaining Young Tenancies team have been celebrating the findings of the interim evaluation report, completed by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI).

    BYS were funded by the Department of Housing and Public Works to deliver the 18 month Sustaining Young People’s Tenancies trial project in August 2016. AHURI are undertaking an independent evaluation of the program.

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