Youth Engagement/ RADS

RADS aims to provide social and recreational opportunities for young people who are experiencing homelessness or who at risk of homelessness.


Through the provision of cross-sector collaboration, advocacy, information and skills development, the Resource and Development Service (RADS) aims to provide social and recreational opportunities for young people who are experiencing homelessness or who at risk of homelessness.
The RADS Worker works with both young people and a broad range of service providers on various initiatives, to ensure young people’s needs are included in the social, cultural and economic life of their community. These include but are not limited to projects, events and workshops with and for young people, sector development and student placements.
If you or your club/organisation would like to speak further about an idea you have that would benefit our young people here on the Gold Coast, please don’t hesitate to call the RADS Worker on (07) 5572 0400.

How Have We Helped?

Visit Us In Miami

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.

Get in Touch

YASS Referral

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.