IFYS currently operates two supported crisis accommodation services for young people throughout the state, one in Caboolture and one on the Sunshine Coast. Our youth shelters offer crisis accommodation for single young people aged 16-25yrs who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Whilst residing at the shelter, young people will be supported to achieve their personal goals and work towards finding and maintaining safe and stable housing options.
Our youth crisis accommodation services perform a significant role in meeting the protective needs of young people with histories of relationship stress and family violence, abuse and neglect, substance misuse, mental health and/or behavioural difficulties and associated concerns. If you are in need of crisis accommodation, you can contact the team on (07) 5479 2499 or call the Homeless Hotline on 1800 474 753.
For more information on our Maroochydore youth shelter please watch our short video.
Transitional Housing Program
The core objectives of this service area are to provide short-term accommodation and support to young people and young families aged 16-25 years who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. Through the provision of weekly home visits and collaborative case management, the team work with young people to obtain and maintain safe, secure and affordable accommodation.
In partnership with The Department of Housing and Public Works, IFYS Transitional Housing also manages three public housing units that are sub-let to young people with the view to transferring them to tenancy with the Department of Housing and Public Works after a transitional supported tenancy. Young people need to meet the Departments eligibility criteria for public housing to access the Same House Different Landlord (SHDL) program.