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Youth Services

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The Salvos Youth Network works in NSW, Queensland and ACT to provide disconnected, disadvantaged and homeless young people with safe places and support to recreate dreams and hope - the vital ingredients to turning lives around.

Professional Youth Services

Our trained youth workers are ready to help young people who are doing life a bit tough.

Whether you just need a hand for a little while or if you're trying to turn your life around, our youth services are places you can be safe and can find some support to help you keep going.

Some of the things our youth services provide are:*

  • Crisis and Transitional Accommodation
  • Accredited Workplace Training
  • Drug and Alcohol support
  • Educational and vocational programs
  • Drop-in Facilities
  • Counselling
  • Chaplaincy and Advocacy Support
  • Social skills and life skills
  • Creative arts and Multimedia
  • Legal services and support

*Please be aware than not all services may be provided at every centre.

24/7 Personal Support

If you're after some advice or someone safe you can talk to, there's a few places you can call.

The best thing to do is ask for help, and you don't have to tell anyone your name unless you want to.

beyondblue 1300 22 4636
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
1800Respect 1800 737 732

Youth Accommodation

The following numbers call referral services if you don't have anywhere to stay. They can help you find a safe place in any organisation, not just the Salvos.

QLD — Homeless Hotline 1800 47 47 53
NSW — YFoundations 1800 424 830
ACT — First Point 1800 176 468

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