How We Help

With a vision to provide ‘New Futures for Young People’, BYS has been operating in Fortitude Valley since 1977 helping tens of thousands of young people and their children, at risk or experiencing homelessness.


I am a young Aboriginal, Gurang Gurang woman, who didn’t have the best upbringing which led to me living on the streets.

Our Impact

Reducing the challenges and
barriers young people face

Arlene's Story
I finally can pursue my own dreams and goals and know that my family have a safe home.
Mai's Story
Where I'm living at the moment, I have a good view of planes coming and going which I love as my dream is to become a commercial pilot.


I moved to Brisbane from Northern NSW after the Lismore floods in July 2022 and was living in a boarding house before I found BYS.

I have been in my accommodation for 8 months now and they are being quite supportive. I am in my own self-contained unit but the support workers check in and make sure I’m ok.