Inspire youth and family services (IYS)

Creating opportunities, which enhance the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and families

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Our Specialist Homelessness Service can help with strategies to keep you safe, and explore your accommodation options.

Call (07) 3372 2655.

A/hours call Homelessness Hotline 1800 474 753 or click here.

Our Youth Support Service can help you understand your options and with strategies to keep you safe.

Call (07) 3372 2655.

After hours call Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Visit our youth support page for more information.

Our Youth Support Service can help you consider your options and decide your next steps.

Call (07) 3372 2655.

Visit our youth support page for more information.

Our Youth Support Service can help you get the support you need to stay at school.

Call (07) 3372 2655.

Visit our youth support page for more information.

Our South West Advocacy and Pathways Service can help you understand your rights and work out your options.

Call (07) 3372 2655.

Our Youth Support Service can help you consider your options and decide your next steps.

Call (07) 3372 2655.

Referral details go here.

Referral details go here.

Create, learn and have fun at The HUT (at Inala Skate Park) Wednesday’s 3pm-5pm.

Call (07) 3372 2655.

Chat with our Youth Support Service about your what’s on for your age group.

Call (07) 3372 2655.

Let's open The HUT every Wednesday!

IYS Youth Outreach Centre (‘The Hut”) is a safe and creative space for young people from the most socio-economically disadvantaged areas of South-West Brisbane. Your support will help address the overwhelming need from the local community for preventative youth engagement. Act today!

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Esme’s Story

My name is Esme. I often hear people saying, that I am a strong, resilient person and at times it is hard to imagine for them of what I had to go through to become Esme, my friends and colleagues know today. IYS was there for me during the most critical points of my life. Here is my story…

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What we do

Youth housing and homelessness support – providing free information, advocacy, referrals, support, case management and medium-term transitional accommodation to young people aged between 16 and 25 who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Bail support and early intervention programs – we provide a mix of intensive youth and family support, court support and early intervention programs to help young people in contact with the justice system to reduce their offending behaviours and strengthen ties with the community.

Community-based youth support – focuses on enhancing young people’s connection with family, community and culture while employing therapeutic intervention techniques to equip young people with the tools needed to overcome the challenges they are facing.

Youth Outreach Centre – The Hut. Located in DJ Sherrington Park in Inala, The Hut is IYS’ youth outreach centre, providing a safe and creative space for the young people (12-25yo) through educational workshops, facilitated discussions, and creative engagement.

School based youth support – as an Accredited Employing Authority for the Department of Education, we assist local schools to help support young people. We provide schools with student welfare workers, youth support coordinators and chaplains.

Vietnamese Community Support Service – affectionately known as VietFam, this program provides support to Vietnamese community in South-West Brisbane by assisting local Vietnamese families with protective needs to promote and maintain their children’s healthy development and well-being.

IYS’s Annual General Meeting 2021

You are invited to come along to IYS’s Annual General Meeting Thursday 2nd December, 9am at the HUT, DJ Sherrington Park, Inala.  Follow this link to download your invitation and follow this link to RSVP.

IYS also invites you to renew your membership (click to download). You can return via email or bring to AGM with you.  If you would like to nominate for a board position please download the nomination form.