We assist vulnerable young people to find and maintain appropriate housing, address physical & mental health issues and establish successful relationships and support networks. Services include a range of emergency and longer term support programs such as:
Each team at Brisbane Youth Service uses a relationship, client-focussed and strengths-based approach when working with young people. This means we place the young person at the centre of our work. Each response is tailored to the young person who directs the pace, scope and extent of their support plan.
We help each young person to identify and achieve their goals, and access necessary services, information and resources which might be helpful to them. Importantly, this approach enables us to take a holistic approach when we work with individual young people – dealing with the entire range of issues which might be troubling them. These may include homelessness; financial, legal or relationship problems; or medical, psychological and substance use issues.
BYS is committed to delivering services that promote and protect the safety, interests, wellbeing and rights of children (including unborn children) and young people regardless of their nationality, culture, ethnicity, gender identity, religious or political beliefs, socio-economic status, family or criminal background or physical or mental health or disability status.
BYS is accredited under the Human Services Quality Framework.
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
Our Service Sites
Art for Change was an 8-week art therapy program which provided a space for LGBTIQ+ young people to express their feelings and thoughts about change using art. These resources can be utilised by young people and staff as a beneficial visual tool to start difficult conversations with young people about life changes