Open Access (OA)
Open Access (OA) is available to young people 16 to 25 years of age, and operates between 9am & 5 pm Monday to Friday at our Miami Service Hub at 15 Oak Avenue in Miami.*
Simply drop in or call on (07) 5572 0400 and speak directly with a youth worker, there is no appointment necessary.
The Open Access worker can provide information, referral to other GCYS programs and external services, advocacy, short and long term case work and practical support for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, feel disengaged from education, family or community or need someone to talk to about their situation.
The Miami Service Hub may also be able to assist with access to facilities such as a bathroom, kitchen, laundry and computer. Facilities can be accessed Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
*Please note, we are not open on public holidays.
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Our Vision, Mission & Values
A Gold Coast city where young people are hopeful about their future valued and supported to realise their full potential.
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
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.