Child and Youth Services



St Vincent de Paul Society

Provides food vouchers, non-perishable food goods, clothing and furniture to people in need; Centrelink customer reference number or income statement required. Child youth services are also available (over 18 years).
Referral: Agency or self referral; please phone first for an appointment.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, Before 2:30 pm
Contact: (07) 4699 5200
Address: 4 Julia Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Website: www.vinnies.org.au
Email:

The Basement

The BASE Youth Centre is a Christian not-for-profit organisation which works with young people aged 10 - 25 in Toowoomba to see them reach their full potential through a variety of activities and programs. Free lunch is offered, no verification needed (11:00 am - 12:30 pm Monday to Thursday). Email is required to check information.
Closed School Holidays and Public Holidays.
Referral: Self-referral via phone or personal contact at centre is accepted
Address: 10 Neil Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Contact: 4638 2399
Website: www.thebaseyouthcentre.com
Email:

Playgroup QLD

Playgroups are an informal session where mums, dads, grandparents, carers, children and babies meet together each week in a relaxed environment. At Playgroup, families are given the opportunity to connect with other families in their local communities, to share knowledge, seek advice and gain invaluable support.
Opening Hours: 9:00 am - 4:45 pm Monday to Friday (9:00 am - 4:45 pm school holidays). Closed Christmas school holidays. Happy to help over the phone.
Address: Numerous Venues in Toowoomba available (see the link below)
Contact: 1800 171 882
Website: http://www.playgroupqueensland.com.au/find-a-playgroup-in-queensland/

DISCO - Downs Industry Schools Co-Op

DISCO is a specialist, not-for-profit, youth agency operating across South West Queensland with two offices based in Toowoomba and an office in Dalby. Founded in 1997, DISCO is focused on providing a range of support services, programs, counselling and career guidance to regional and remote young people aged 13-24 to assist their transition through school or from school into further education, training or employment.
Address: 129 James Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Contact: 4632 9065
Website: http://www.disco.org.au

Flexi School

Toowoomba Flexi School (Flexi), an annex of Centenary Heights High School, is a responsive learning environment providing relevant educational opportunities and breaking the cycle of disengagement. The program is designed to increase the number of educationally 'at risk' students completing the Senior Phase of Learning with a clear and sustained transition pathway. The key quality outcome is engaging and working with youth through intensive case management to overcome disadvantage and overcome poverty.
Address: 1 Chalk Drive, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Contact: 4614 4100
Website: https://toowoombaflex.eq.edu.au/

PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Centre)

Recreation, Fitness and Activities and school aged care. Markets take place on Sundays.
Address: 219a James, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Contact: 4632 8316
Alternate Contact: Toowoomba@pcyc.org.au
Opening Hours: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm, Monday to Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm, Friday
8:30 am - 12:30 pm, Saturday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday (Markets Only)
Website: http://www.pcyc.org.au/Toowoomba

Youth Connect

YouthConnect are dedicated to supporting young people in our community and delivering programs and events to engage our youth. These events are usually free and involve relevant activities like skateboarding, craft, music, movie nights and pool parties.
Social Media: https://facebook.com/YouthConnectTRC
Website: http://www.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/youthconnect.html

Teen Challenge

"Our heart is to see young people not only set free from their addictions, but also to find wholeness - spiritually, mentally and physically."

For enquiries regarding the men's (age 16 - 39) and women's (age 16 - 29) rehabilitation program.
New Life Centre Contact Details: newlifecentre@teenchallenge.org.au OR Ph: (07) 3422 1500 (Women's Rehab)

For enquiries regarding crisis accommodation for young men aged 16-25 years.
New Hope House Contact Details: newhopehouse@teenchallenge.org.au OR Ph: (07) 3356 6824

Website: http://www.teenchallengeqld.org.au

Headspace

Headspace Toowoomba offers early intervention services to young people aged 12 to 25 in one youth friendly location. Our services include mental, physical and sexual health, drug and alcohol support, vocational and educational assistance as well as community engagement activities.
Address: 1 Snell St, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Contact: 4639 9000
Alternate Contact: headspace.toowoomba@unitedsynergies.com.au
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/headspace.toowoomba


Toowoomba Youth Service (Youth at Risk Initiative)

Provides food vouchers and personal hygiene packs on request to youth aged 12-18 years
Referral: Self Referral - please phone for an appointment beforehand
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact (Phone): (07) 4639 1333
Contact (Fax): (07) 4639 2291
Address: 201 Hume Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Website: toowoombayouthservice.org
Email:

Lifeline - SCASP (Supporting Children after Separation Program)

Supporting Children after Separation Program will assist children from separating and separated families to deal with issues arising from the breakdown in their parents' relationship and to be able to participate in decisions that impact on them. It will also support children within the context of their family to manage and enhance their relationship during and after family separation.
Self-Referral Accepted. Please ring for an appointment.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Address: 33 Russel Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Contact: 1300 991 443
Website: www.lifelinedarlingdowns.org.au
Email:

Red Cross Youth, House and Reintegration Service

Assist in developing skills, social connections and employment opportunities for young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Currently provided in Queensland for youths aged 12 - 21 years of age.
Self-Referral, referrals from Child Safety or leaving detention accepted.
Address: 371 Taylor Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Contact: 07 4614 1600 or 4634 7505 (Fax)


YWCA - Inspiring Young Women

One of the world's leading women powered organisations. They area a vibrant, proactive, non-profit organisation, supporting Queenslanders in their journey from surviving to thriving. Opportunities for women to develop as leaders in their communities and positive change help women to get back into the workforce / community.
Day Program: Qualified staff assist in Disability services, including but not limited too, intellectual / physical, Asperger's, and as a Respite Centre for parents / carers. Long term community housing can be applied for through the Department of Housing.
Address: 112 Mary Street, Toowoomba, Qld 4350
Contact: 07 3230 3410
Fax: 07 4632 5433
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website: www.ywca.org.au
Email:


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