Beerwah Youth and Community Centre (BYCC)
A community-based centre geared to respond to the needs of adults and young people within the Beerwah and Hinterland region on the Sunshine Coast. The Centre is able to provide information, referrals and assistance in the areas of - Youth support; counselling; accommodation; employment; advocacy; emergency relief; homelessness; as well as offering room hire.
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:30pm Phone: 54383000
32 Sports Ground Drive, Beerwah.
Programs based at BYCC are:
IFYS YELS (Youth Engagement & Linkage Service)
Assists young people aged between 12 and 18 years who live on the Sunshine Coast who are experiencing personal difficulties but are not sure who can help or where to start looking. Mon – Thurs 8:30 – 4:30pm (Times subject to change)
IFYS Emergency Relief
For people of all ages who are experiencing short term, financial crisis through a short assessment process.
Monday & Thursday 9am – 11am
A free and confidential service that helps young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to stabilise their living situation. We assist in finding a tailored solution suitable for the young person and their family’s unique circumstances.
Community Solutions Disability Employment Service (DES)
Specialises in assisting people who may be disadvantaged or have a disability into employment.
Tuesday & Thursday 9am – 5pm
Heidi Langley Mental Health Counsellor
Provides counselling to children aged between 3 – 17yrs and parents who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, suicidal thoughts, self-harming, anger management, self-esteem issues, relationship problems/family conflict & life crisis.
Monday & Tuesday by appointment only. Phone Heidi on 0423337748.
Centrelink visits BYCC every 2nd Thursday to see clients who are unable to make it in to the Caloundra or Kawana office. Please note that some services are not available. Please call BYCC on 54383000 to confirm attendance.
Coolum Community Support Service
Coolum Civic Centre
The Coolum Community Support Service Office is situated within the Coolum Civic Centre.
The Community Support Officer can be contacted at Coolum Civic Centre, Jack Morgan Park, 6 Park Street, Coolum Beach Qld 4573 or please call 54383000
(Please note that the open hours and program times are subject to change)
The Community Support Office currently provides the following:
We provide Emergency Relief to people who are experiencing short term, financial crisis. Access to food supplies and referrals are available.
*By appointment only. Phone 54383000
Youth Engagement and Linkage service (YELS)
YELS assists young people aged between 12 and 18 years who live on the Sunshine Coast who are engaging in high risk behaviours, are disengaged from family, school or their community.
The team delivers services from Caloundra to Noosa in the Sunshine Coast Regional Council areas where particular public space issues have impacted upon young people and communities. The program assists young people to make connections with support services and provides responsive interventions to young people who lack links to supportive networks and services.
YELS worker’s can assist with a range of referrals and provide individual client support, including but not limited to:
• Education, Employment and Training.
• Health Services.
• Financial Assistance and Emergency Transport.
• Family and Relationship Support.
• Access to Drug and Alcohol Services.
• Legal Support.
• Referrals to specialist visiting services including Centrelink, Counselling and Employment Services.
For more information about YELS Phone 5438 3000.