Targeted Youth Support Service by Baptcare
TYSS provides one-on-one outreach support to young people who have worries in their lives and would like a support worker to help them make some positive changes. The aim of TYSS is to increase connections with education, employment, housing, and other support services, help build or repair relationships with family and friends, improve health and wellbeing, and support young people to be safe. TYSS workers can work with family and other professionals to help young people achieve their goals, and be an advocate and case manager for the young person.
TYSS workers will help the young person to decide what goals they would like to work on, and will use different approaches depending what the young person needs.
TYSS is a voluntary service, so a young person needs to give consent to have a worker. Anyone can make a referral for themselves or for a young person they know by calling Strong Families, Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line on 1800 000 123.
Who this service is for
Young people aged 10 to 18 years who are identified as having significant or multiple risk factors including:
– homelessness or risk of homelessness;
– risk taking behaviour;
– drug and alcohol use;
– engaging in or at risk of engaging in criminal activity;
– are disengaged or becoming disengaged from family, education, or community;
– are at risk of becoming involved with Child Safety Services or Youth Justice.
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Free on street parking
How this service is delivered
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Referrals for the TYSS program are made through the Strong Families, Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line on 1800 000 123
We'll come to you (outreach)
The TYSS program is an outreach program, which means workers will visit young people at home and in the community
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