25 or under
We can assist you to take control of your future.
For more than 30 years, our youth workers have been supporting young people who are finding life a bit out of control and are hoping to get things back on track.
We can help you work out what you want and how you want to get it.
With your permission, we can work with other people in your life, such as family members, friends, schools and government agencies.
If you are 16 to 25 years of age and are homeless or about to become homeless, our housing workers can support you to find somewhere secure to live, and to develop the skills and supports you need to maintain a tenancy.
Our Youthlink team works with young people in Logan and Redlands aged 12 to 21 years, providing practical support tailored to their needs and goals.
If you are having trouble with housing, family, school, work or friends, our Youthlink team can work with you for up to a year to support you to embark on a plan to get life back on track.
They are experienced in helping young people deal with issues and challenges.
Youthlink workers can help you with things like:
- connecting with your family and community
- finding a safe, stable place to live
- engaging in school, training or employment
- managing self-harm or alcohol and substance use
- leading a healthy, violence-free life.
Also, they can link you with whatever other type of help you need along the way.
Who is eligible?
Youthlink works with young people aged between 12 and 21 years from the Logan and Redlands areas who are:
- homeless or at risk of homelessness
- not at school and not working
- engaged with Youth Justice or Child Safety, or at risk of being engaged by either organisation
- disconnected from their family and community.
Next Step Plus supports young people in out-of-home care to plan for living independent adult lives.
The team also assists young people who have left care to overcome issues that arise and get on track to achieve their goals.
If you’re currently in care, we can help you plan the life you want once you turn 18 years of age.
- We can talk with you about what you want and help make it happen.
- We can help you involve important people in your life.
- We will regularly review progress with you.
If you’ve left out-of-home care and you need extra support, we can work with you to develop your skills, knowledge and connections to live independently and participate in your local community. For example, we can assist you to find a job, access training and join sporting and cultural groups.
We can help you achieve your goals by backing you to:
- enrol into education and training
- access health care and legal services
- find and maintain housing
- build connections, or
- whatever help you need for your unique situation.
Who is eligible?
Our Next Step Plus workers support young people aged 15 to 25 years in Logan, Beaudesert and Bayside who are in out-of-home care or have had a care experience after they were 12 years of age.
If you live on the Gold Coast, link with our colleagues at Gold Coast Youth Service for the same support.
We partner with ATSICHS, the Department of Youth Justice and the Queensland Police Service to deliver the Community Youth Response and Diversion program in Logan.
Keeping young people out of detention and more widely, out of the criminal justice system, has been a priority for us since we opened our doors in 1983.
Together, we deliver a service that furthers that aim by being culturally appropriate and engaging for young people.
Our workers head out into the community to where young people are, offering a range of support services such as transport so you can safely head home, and access to a safe place to stay for the night if that’s what you need.
They also deliver follow-up support to meet your ongoing needs, such as connecting you with the type of social, cultural, arts and recreational activities that interest you and inspire your pride.
Look out for our team on the streets of Logan every Thursday night. They also head out on Saturday nights during school breaks.
We coordinate a group of services that work with young people who are connected with the youth justice system.
When workers from Youth Justice, Child Safety, Queensland Health, Education Queensland and other organisations work together with a young person and their family, they can achieve great results.
Our role is to help young people and their families participate fully in the process, and to encourage each organisation to use their skills and resources so young people have the best possible chances to create full lives and avoid reoffending.
YFS Legal specialises in providing free legal services to children and young adults aged 10 to 25 years, with a focus on criminal law matters.
Connect with us for information, referrals, advice and court representation.
If you have another legal matter, such as a domestic and family violence or civil law matter, you can also reach out to us.
Advice and referrals
We provide legal advice on matters affecting young people. If a matter is not within our area of expertise, we can refer you to another community legal centre.
YFS Legal represents young people on criminal matters for offences within Logan and surrounds.
We also deliver community legal education that aims to enhance people’s awareness and understanding of legal issues that affect young people.
Who is eligible?
Anyone aged 10 to 25 years who lives in Logan and surrounds.
If you’ve experienced a tough family life and want things to be better, Side by Side might be for you.
- Is life at home tough with conflict and arguments with mum?
- Do you want to feel less frustrated and angry?
If this is something you can relate to, Side by Side can help you to enjoy a good time with your family.
Side by Side is for mums and sons aged 12 to 17 years of age in the Logan and Beaudesert areas who are not living with the adult responsible for domestic violence (such as a dad, partner or ex-partner).
Reaching out to the Logan community
Organisations throughout the Logan area rely on our youth workers to deliver community education sessions about support for young people.
Select the link above to secure one of our workers to speak at your event.
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