Young People's Stories

  • Elee

    When her daughter Ruby hadn’t learned to walk or talk by eighteen months, Elee realised something was wrong.

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  • Josh

    Three years ago, Josh was on the streets. Now he is finishing Year 12, getting the qualifications he needs to become an Electrician.

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  • Kiara

    Kiara was named after the Lion Cub in ‘The Lion King’ and like that character has had to find her courage.

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  • Simon

    I came to Brisbane Youth Service in January 2016 and I was looking for a fresh start with a new service that I thought could help me.

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  • Michaela

    "Free accomodation for work" read an advert I saw online. My partner at the time had become abusive and violent and so I got kicked out.

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  • Marcus and Mackapilly

    Living in a small unit that we could only stay in for three months, two children not living at home, a two year old daughter and a little one on the way, all we knew was that we wanted our family together.

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  • Chris

    Chris had his first solo exhibition, Out of Paper, at Artrageous during February 2016.

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  • Alanaa

    Imagine yourself at the age of 17. You and your five month old son have fled from an unhealthy relationship, you have no social or family support to help you, and are left with no home. This was the start of my journey.

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  • Juliette

    I was kicked out of home and I was homeless for a good four months. I had no money and no food.

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  • JB

    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.

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