Our Programs

Youth Accommodation Program

Youth Accommodation Program (YAP)

The Youth Accommodation Program (YAP) forms part of the Housing & Support Program.


YAP is an externally supported transitional housing program for young people aged 16 to 21 years, & young families aged 16 to 25 years, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Participation in YAP is based on a duration of need and not a specified timeframe. Whilst residing with us, residents need to commit to actively engage in case management and tenancy support to address barriers, and enhance skills needed, to obtain and sustain a tenancy in the private or social housing sectors. Referral to additional specialist service providers may also form part of their case planning.
Please call GCYS to check for vacancy availability before making application for YAP.

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.

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.