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to help young people (and their children) with NOWHERE SAFE TO SLEEP  this winter


can make a BIG
difference! Your support will help
provide life-changing services
and assistance for young people
experiencing homelessness

Young People's stories

Every year Brisbane Youth Service works with
thousands of young people (aged 12-25) and their
children. Here are some of their stories...

Last year I have been involved with several programs and services BYS has to offer. I am beyond grateful for BYS’s understanding and non-judgemental environment.
I thank the gentle nature of the youth workers who have helped me immensely, taking some stress off my shoulders and guiding me through difficult situations.

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As a teenager, Amy-Lee struggled with not being able to manage substances and gambling, was in an unhealthy domestic violence relationship, and eventually ended up on the streets. When BYS helped her into hotel accommodation during the COVID-19 lockdowns, she was able to access consistent ongoing supports that changed her life.

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About Brisbane Youth Service

Since 1977 Brisbane Youth Service has been working to create new futures for vulnerable and at-risk young people (aged 12-25 yrs), providing free, confidential services including: crisis and transitional housing; emergency relief; medical clinic and mental health services; street outreach; specialist young women’s services; and parenting and family assistance.

BYS takes a holistic approach in our work with young people who are often dealing with a multitude of complex issues. Along with homelessness, these often include experiences of violence or abuse; financial, legal or relationship problems; or medical, psychological and substance use issues.

Read more about how we help create #NewFutures for young people.

Where does my donation go?

$47 could provide food,
and basic toiletries,
or a sleeping bag
for a young person
sleeping rough.
$110 could purchase a
Backpack Bed,
providing shelter, comfort,
safety, and warmth for a young
person sleeping rough.
$499 could buy an
emergency relief kit,
with grocery vouchers,
a sleeping bag and tent,
and mobile phone.