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.
The type of assistance we offer varies depending on the particular needs of the young person, however may it may include one-off assistance such as:
- food, transport or chemist vouchers
- personal care, hygiene or clothing items
- assistance with bill payment
The provision of emergency relief is sometimes our first point of contact for young people with complex needs. This contact can lead to an opportunity for our youth workers to work with young people to provide more intensive support such as help with finding sustainable accommodation or mental health or alcohol and other drugs support. This early intervention with a wraparound approach can lead to better outcomes and future self-sufficiency for the young person involved.