About us

Inspire Youth and Family Services is a multidisciplinary organisation, providing youth services to children and young people from birth to 25 years old in South-West Brisbane for more than 30 years.

We are a multi-disciplinary team, which means we can offer a range of supports and therapeutic responses. Some of our specialist areas are educational re-engagement, youth housing and homelessness, and supporting young people in contact with the justice system to reduce their offending behaviours. Our team is highly skilled in brief interventions; things like narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, substance misuse, goal setting, mental health first aid and emotional resilience.

OUR VALUES


EVOLVING

We are continually improving and we are partners for change

ACCOUNTABLE

We are client-focused, fair, ethical and transparent

COMMITED

We are respectful and build strong relationships with our clients, other organisations and the community

ENGAGING

We are inclusive, healthy, safe and fun

SUPPORTING LOCAL YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES SINCE 1986


Inspire Youth and Family Services (IYS) has had a dynamic history since it first emerged in 1986 as an auspice organisation under the Youth Advocacy Centre Inc. Originally providing temporary three-month housing options for young people and families in the Inala, Durack, and Richlands area. In 1988 it was incorporated as Inala Youth Care Community Inc. and received its first round of government funding in 1990.

Today Inspire Youth and Family Services is a multidisciplinary organisation, providing youth services to children and young people from birth to 25 years old in South-West Brisbane for more than 35 years.

We are passionate about the work that we do to connect disadvantaged, vulnerable and often isolated young people and families to each other and to their local and broader community. Our multi-disciplinary team can offer a range of supports and therapeutic responses, including educational re-engagement, youth housing and homelessness, and supporting young people in contact with the justice system to reduce their offending behaviours. Our team is highly skilled in brief interventions; things like narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, substance misuse, goal setting, mental health first aid and emotional resilience.

IYS timeline

Young people are at the core of what we do

As a youth and families service we are focused on creating opportunities to enhance the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families. We know that every young person we work with is on their own journey and the support they receive is specifically crafted to meet their individual needs. Our philosophy is simple. We are focused on creating opportunities, which enhance the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and families.

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

ANNUAL REPORT 2019-2020

“In the face of global turmoil, the IYS family has remained strong and I cannot thank them enough for their hard work and dedication to live out our values when it counted most. We believe that every young person deserves opportunities to build a better life, and we support this belief through early intervention, group programs and intensive one-to-one support.”

Lisa Evans, CEO of IYS

The 2019-2020 IYS Annual Report features information about the activities of the past year, the great community collaborations and projects as well as some very inspirational stories.

We are always accepting referrals for young people who need assistance and support. Reach out to our team via phone (07) 3372 2655 or email intake@iys.org.au for a free, confidential chat about your situation.