The TAIHS Youth Support Services provide general youth support services including the provision of information, referral, advice, assessment and case management.


Catchment:

TAIHS Youth Support Service (TYSS) covers all communities located within the Townsville Region.

 Services:

TAIHS supports young people who are aged 12-18 years old and are experiencing any of the below:

  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Wanting help for drugs, alcohol or other substances (eg. sniffing)
  • Having problems with family at home
  • Not in school, training or employment
  • Harming themselves

 Support given by:

Assisting – young people to achieve their goals.
Connecting – young people with family and community supports.
Engaging - young people in education, training, programs, with family and in employment.
Promoting – healthy lifestyles and assist young people to live, safe, stable lives.

 One-on-one support is provided, with 24/7 on call support to give advocacy for each young person, with further assistance of information and advice and transport to and from appointments.

 

Referrals:

Referrals are accepted from the young person themselves, schools, NGOs, police and family members. 

For assistance with the referral process or to request a referral form please click here to email direct, TYSSinfo@taihs.net.au.

 

Funding Body:

The program is funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Opening Times Monday - Friday 8.00am-5.00pm (Telephone support is provided to young people outside of these hours)
The service operates 50 weeks of the year and is generally closed on weekends and public holidays.   

Phone: 47294800

After hours Mobile: 0488536556

Address: 12 Turnbull St, Garbutt 4812