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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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    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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    Advocacy/Support

    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

    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
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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

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    Posted Jun 27, 2017

    Church Street Mural

    To celebrate our 40th Anniversary this year, we have been researching our history. This is the story of what happened to our mural at Church Street.

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    Posted Jun 20, 2017

    BYS is turning 40!

    Yes we are turning forty! Brisbane Youth Service has been operating in Brisbane, helping vulnerable young people since 1977. Over that time we have helped tens of thousands of young people experiencing difficulties in their lives.

    We are very proud of what we have achieved over this time and how we have matured and grown as an organisation. To mark this momentous occasion, we will be holding a celebration in October for all our many friends and supporters, past and present.

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    Posted Jun 06, 2017

    Young People’s Feedback

    We are very proud of our outcomes for young people at BYS. Each year we conduct a survey of young people to see if we are on the right track with our services and responsiveness. This year we conducted 139 surveys (representing approximately 10% of the young people we see each year). The good news was that 93% of young people were very happy with our services and would recommend BYS to other young people. We also asked young people how we could improve.

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