Youth support services

Services in Logan and at the Gold Coast for young people, including youth hubs, school holiday programs and practical and emotional support to develop and nurture relationships, find housing, complete school or get a job. We also provide support for LGBTIQAP+ youth at the Gold Coast through our Expanded Horizons program.

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Logan Youth Support Services

The Youth Support Program encourages vulnerable young people aged 12-21 years in the Logan area to take part in activities and services that develop emotional, social and physical wellbeing and promote community engagement.
The activities and workshops offered support participants to:

  • Develop and nurture healthy relationships in a safe environment
  • Remain living in, or find stable accommodation
  • Complete school work
  • Secure employment by assisting with resume writing and job applications
  • Have confidential discussions with relevant professionals.
  • Homelessness
  • Disengaging from school, education and/or employment
  • Disconnecting from their family, community or support network
  • Harm, including self-injury. 
Program hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

Eagleby Neighbourhood Centre is open to the public from Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm. 
Eagleby Neighbourhood Centre

Eagleby Neighbourhood Centre

The Eagleby Neighbourhood Centre is an inviting and functional space used for family programs and like-minded community groups.

94/112 Fryar Road Eagleby Queensland 4207
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm 07 3151 6132
The program is funded by the Queensland Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs (opens in new window). 

Gold Coast Youth Support Services

The Youth Support Services program operates on the Gold Coast for young people aged 12-21 years. It is a free and voluntary and service that provides practical and emotional support with issues such as: 

  • Family relationships and community connections
  • School and education
  • Finding employment or training opportunities
  • Homelessness and harm.

The Youth Support Worker will work alongside you to identify areas you would like to improve and support you to make positive changes, increase your wellbeing and develop practical skills that you can use to better manage your life. The Youth Support Worker will come to you and respect your rights to privacy and confidentiality and acknowledges the importance of family and community. 

    Youth Support Services operates out of Robina Service Hub, Eagleby Neighbourhood Centre and YHES House.
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    YHES House

    YHES House is a safe, youth-friendly community hub that provides a non-judgemental space where young people are welcomed, listened to, and respected. Our services are available either through our centre or at outreach points.

    YHES House, 161 Scarborough Street Southport QLD 4215
    9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday 07 5528 5333
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    Robina Service Hub

    Our Gold Coast based office that manages a range of community services.

    208 Highfield Drive Robina QLD 4226
    9am - 5pm Monday to Friday 07 5569 1800
    Eagleby Neighbourhood Centre

    Eagleby Neighbourhood Centre

    The Eagleby Neighbourhood Centre is an inviting and functional space used for family programs and like-minded community groups.

    94/112 Fryar Road Eagleby Queensland 4207
    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm 07 3151 6132

    Gold Coast Youth Hubs

    The Gold Coast Youth Hubs provide supported spaces for young people aged 12-18 years to partake in activities and  with friends. All services are free. Young people are asked to bring their own lunch. 

    We offer a range of cultural, artistic, recreational and educational activities, including:

    • Social groups
    • Cooking classes
    • Homework help
    • Resume guidance
    • Written driving test support.

     

    The Centres are run by Wesley Mission Queensland from the City of Gold Coast buildings.

     

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    138 Pacific Pines Boulevard Pacific Pines QLD 4211
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    133 Finnegan Way Coomera QLD 4209
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    90 Reserve Road Upper Coomera QLD 4209
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    379 Oxley Drive Runaway Bay QLD 4216
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    Salk Oval, Thrower Drive Palm Beach QLD 4221
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    School holiday programs

    The Gold Coast Youth Hubs offer a range of free school holiday activities for young people aged 12-17 years.

    The programs provide a safe space to enjoy the school holidays and meet new friends, while giving parents peace of mind that their child is being looked after in a supported environment.

    All programs are device-free in favour of hands on activities. 

     Activities include:

    • Cooking classes
    • Art workshops
    • Sporting games including dodge ball, swimming, soccer
    • Movies
    • Craft activities.

     

    The purpose of these activities is to help young people:

    • Create friendships and meet new people
    • Spend time in a safe and supported space
    • Provide an opportunity to learn new skills
    • Create a memorable and enjoyable holiday experience.

     

    Twice a year, the Hubs gather together to partake in the Winter and Summer Olympics, a day of friendly competition. Through these events, youth are able to make new friends from across the Gold Coast.  Additional events held throughout the year include celebrations to promote National Youth Week. 

    For more information about the Gold Coast Youth Hubs, including our school holiday programs, call or text 0408 734 061 or contact us online.

    Youth at Risk Alliance

    YARA provides coordinated and integrated case planning for children unborn to 18 years with complex needs, and their families through its Complex Needs Assessment Panels (CNAP).

    The CNAPs comprise of senior members from a range of government and non-government agencies working collaboratively to support vulnerable children and young people on the Gold Coast and in Beenleigh.

    The children and young people referred to the Program must exhibit multiple and complex needs, be at serious risk of harm and require intervention from two or more services.  Program participation is organised through referrals. 

    If you would like to find out more, please call us on 1800 448 448 or contact us online.

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    Robina Service Hub

    Our Gold Coast based office that manages a range of community services.

    208 Highfield Drive Robina QLD 4226
    9am - 5pm Monday to Friday 07 5569 1800

    Expanded Horizons

    Expanded Horizons provides a group based program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual or other diverse identities (LGBTIQAP+) young people (or youth questioning sexuality or gender identity). The program is offered at YHES House on the Gold Coast and is available to people aged 12 to 25 living in the Gold Coast region.

    Expanded Horizons received the inaugural LGBTI QLD Mental Health Week achievement award in 2018 and is made possible by funding from Gold Coast Primary Health Network. 

     

    The program offers QSPACE for young people (12-17 years) and QPLUS for youth (18-25 years). Both programs offer resources, guest speakers, peer support and information to build a positive sense of identity and connection with peers. 

    Expanded Horizons supports young people to access information regarding:

    • Mental health, including linking up with hospital and health services in Queensland 
    • Sexual health
    • Support networks.
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    YHES House

    YHES House is a safe, youth-friendly community hub that provides a non-judgemental space where young people are welcomed, listened to, and respected. Our services are available either through our centre or at outreach points.

    YHES House, 161 Scarborough Street Southport QLD 4215
    9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday 07 5528 5333

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    Youth and Family Support

    Whether you want to find stable housing, get back into the workforce, join a parenting group or connect with others, our diverse services for young people and families can provide the support you're looking for. Call 1800 448 448 or contact us online.

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