Baptcare’s Targeted Youth Support Service homeless youth program works with young people aged 10 to 18 years who are identified as having significant and / or multiple risk issues including risk of homelessness or are homeless.
Participants are identified as requiring significant assistance and without intensive support, notification to Child Protection or entry and / or escalation within the youth justice system is likely.
This is a therapeutic intervention program aimed to provide intensive support and casework services for at risk young people.
The service also aims to re-engage young people in education, training, employment and housing.
Targeted Youth Support Service (TYSS) can be accessed by families who are referred via Strong Families, Safe Kids on 1800 000 123.
Referrals can be made by the wider community including families, friends, professionals, service providers and other professionals who have concerns regarding the wellbeing of children.