Posted Nov 07, 2017Read More
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.
Posted Oct 16, 2017Read More
On 6 October, Brisbane Youth Service celebrated our 40th Anniversary of supporting young people in Brisbane with a function at the Powerhouse attended by the Hon Shannon Fentiman MP, current and former staff and board members, friends and supporters.
Posted Oct 12, 2017Read More
BYS is very proud to present you our new short film. In it youth workers and five extraordinary young people describe our day to day work, and the new futures that young people are creating for themselves. Many thanks to the staff and young people involved and to our very talented videographer, Ben Ashmole, who donated weeks of his time working on this lovely production.
Posted Sep 19, 2017Read More
The support Brisbane Youth Service receives from the community makes a huge difference to what we can achieve. On 14 September we were very fortunate to have a large team of staff from Lendlease helping to renovate Sandgate House.
Sandgate House is one of our fully supported accommodation services. Brisbane Youth Service has three programs working with young people from the ages of 15 to 18. In these 24-7 supervised housing models, youth workers provide case management and emotional support to meet the most essential and immediate needs of the young people.
Posted Sep 11, 2017Read More
Gala on the Green is an annual black tie cocktail charity event organised by a committee of young professionals in support of Brisbane Youth Service.
This year, Gala on the Green will be held on 21 October at the Riverlife Naval Stores in Kangaroo Point. Kick off the summer season with a night of food, fun, and entertainment at Gala on the Green’s ‘Hamptons Garden Party’.
Posted Sep 04, 2017Read More
Yes – BYS is turning 40! We are very proud of what we have achieved over this time and to celebrate we are organising a get together in early October. Forty years is a long time and we don’t want to miss anyone out.
Posted Aug 24, 2017Read More
At BYS we greatly value the work and skills that volunteers bring to the organisation.
Rhian Thomas has been volunteering with BYS for two years, commencing by providing administrative support to our fundraising efforts and since January 2016, cooking the Tuesday family lunch for young parents and their children at the Centre for Young Families.
Rhian plans the meal and cooks for six to eight families each week. She coordinates with staff from the Centre for Young Families in advance so that they can shop for what is needed. Some of the fresh produce is also delivered by Second Bite, a wonderful organisation which provides fresh food, which might otherwise go to waste, to people in need.
Posted Jul 18, 2017Read More
On a summer's evening, 30 November 1976, a meeting was convened by Rev Bob Griffiths and Rev Lin Reilly at the City Congregational Church. The small gathering was attended by delegates from St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, the City Congregational Church , St Stephen's Cathedral and the Wesley Central Mission who agreed to sponsor a new project entitled the "Brisbane Youth Service". That meeting marked the beginning of Brisbane Youth Service, over 40 years ago. The new organisation in the early days had little or no funding, no premises and no paid staff but still managed to provide new futures for young people in Brisbane.
Posted Jul 05, 2017Read More
We had a daggy extravaganza at Brisbane Youth Service for the launch of Daggy Jumper Day 2017. Daggy Jumper Day is our premiere fundraising event with all funds raised supporting young people aged 12-25 and their families.
Daggy Jumper Day - winter's uncoolest day - will take place on Friday 28 July but you can register now to participate. We want individuals and teams to get sponsored for wearing a daggy jumper or holding a daggy themed event.
Posted Jun 27, 2017Read More
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.