IFYS’ Youth Transition Services support young people, aged 12-25 years. Offering support, advocacy and practical assistance, through the following programs:
Beyond Expectations focuses on supporting 15-19 year old’s who are or were engaged with Child Safety and is available to young people living in Gympie, the Sunshine Coast, the Moreton Bay Region and Brisbane. The Program helps young people to reengage in education, access training opportunities, and gain the skills and confidence to obtain employment.
Fresh Start offers assistance to 15-24 year old’s connected with Youth Justice or Probation and Parole. Case Managers can assist young people with their career pathway through access to training, helping with job readiness and opening doors to employment. The Program is available to young people in Gympie and on the Sunshine Coast.
NEXT STEP AFTERCARE SERVICE
The Next Step Aftercare Service is available to 15-25 year old’s who are transitioning from the Child Protection System and care leavers. The Program provides support with independent living skills such as budgeting, assisting young people to access critical services and supports, obtain housing, gain their driver licence, and access training and employment opportunities. This is a Statewide Program, delivered by IFYS in Gympie, the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Region.
YOUTH SUPPORT PROGRAM
Our Youth Support Program is a school-based initiative, working with four schools on the Sunshine Coast, to assist young people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. The Program, working in collaboration with teaching staff, supports young people to remain connected to school, family and support networks.
Contact (07) 5438 3000 and ask to speak with the Youth Transitions Services Team, for information about eligibility and referrals.
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT & LINKAGE SERVICE
The Youth Engagement and Linkage Service (YELS) provides support and outreach, working on a one-on-one basis with young people and in a group setting across the Sunshine Coast. It supports young people from 12 - 21 years old who are engaging in high-risk behaviours, and those who are disconnected or at risk of disconnecting from family, school or their community. The Program provides advice and advocacy, assists young people to make connections with local services and can offer more intensive support if required.
The Reconnect program, working with schools in the Caloundra Electorate, assists young people to remain at school, connected to their families and community and to address the risk of homelessness occurring. The Program provides advice and advocacy, assists young people to make connections with local services and can offer more intensive support if required.
Please watch our short videos which talk to the work of the Youth Transitions Team.