Youth Homelessness Matters Day – 19 April

Wednesday 19 April is Youth Homelessness Matters Day – the annual national day to raise awareness, break stereotypes, and advocate for greater supports for young people experiencing homelessness.

At Brisbane Youth Service, we are seeing unprecedented demand for support, up 88% in just three years. Young people are being disproportionately impacted by the housing crisis, and the reality is that for many, there may be no other option than sleeping rough tonight.


Our frontline workers are doing their best to keep young people safe.

It’s really heart-breaking when there is no availability and instead we have to prepare a young person for a night sleeping rough on the street. We discuss safety planning and, if we have any, give them some food and a sleeping bag.”

What can you do?

Youth homelessness is an issue that can be addressed if we all work together on the solution. 

Share to raise awareness

Share the #YHMD2023 social tiles below to help bring critical attention to the youth homelessness crisis.


Donate to Brisbane Youth Service to help create new futures for young people experiencing homelessness.

Sign the petition

Sign the petition to develop a standalone national strategy to end child and youth homelessness.

Organise your school or workplace to collect donations of non-perishable food or sleeping bags for young people experiencing homelessness.

Contact to find out more.


Downloadable resources to share




#BrisYouth #NewFutures




*BYS Annual Report – % of all young people who exited BYS support in 2021-22.


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