Our Programs

Housing & Support Program

Housing & Support Program (HASP)

Gold Coast Youth Service offers support to young people aged 16 to 25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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The Housing & Support Program (HASP) offers centre-based support for young people able to access our Miami Hub. For those unable to travel to our Miami Hub for whatever reason, our Mobile Support Service (MSS) will visit those young people in a place that is convenient to them. Both programs work collaboratively with a wide range of service providers to co-locate and enhance ease of access for young people in need.

GCYS programs provide both interim and longer term case management support with the aim of reducing the number of young people who are homeless, or who may experience homelessness, by helping them to:

  1.  Obtain Housing.
  2.  Maintain their housing.
  3.  Maximise their capacity to be independent, self-reliant and connected to appropriate social and community supports.
*The Housing & Support Program (HASP) is a joint Commonwealth and State initiative administered through the QLD Department of Housing & Public Works.
**The Mobile Support Services is funded by the QLD Department of Housing & Public Works.

How Have We Helped?

Visit Us In Miami

Due to COVID-19 we ask that you please call before visiting.
We are open Monday to Friday (exclusive of public holidays) from 9am to 5pm. Young people are welcome to access our free facilities from 9am to 3pm. Please check in on arrival to access our bathroom, kitchen, laundry, computer & clothing services.

Our Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision

A Gold Coast city where young people are hopeful about their future valued and supported to realise their full potential.

Our Mission

To be a leading non-profit organisation that supports homeless and disadvantaged young people on the Gold Coast, making long lasting and positive changes through:

  • Information and support
  • housing and tenancy support
  • emergency assistance
Our Values

Social justice is about young people receiving a ‘fair go’ at the opportunities in life. It is about recognising that we are all different and respecting the inclusion and tolerance of all.

The aim of the Gold Coast Youth Service is that young people’s rights are recognised, and that they are consulted in appropriate and meaningful ways and have the opportunity to participate in decision-making that affects their lives.

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Emergency Relief Program

There are many reasons why an individual or family could suddenly find themselves in financial crises. GCYS may be able to help.

If you are struggling with unmanageable debts, it’s important you act quickly – the first step in taking control of the situation is to ask for help.

Visit our Need More page and click on Financial Assistance for an additional list of services that can provide material aid, advice and support to help you manage your debts and get you back on track.

The Emergency Relief program provides financial and/or material support to meet the immediate need of people in financial crises. The program is open to all age groups.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, the GCYS will continue to provide services however, we are asking people to make safe choices to help stop possible transmission. Therefore we are asking people not to come into the service and to call us instead where possible.