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
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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: 4638 3088
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.
They provide before and after school care, as well as vacation care for school aged children.
"Braking the Cycle" program. This is for young people aged 16-25 who need assistance gaining the 100 log book hours in order to get their license, but lack the availability of a registered vehicle or licensed driver to teach them.
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

Youth Support and Online Contact Service

Youth Support and Online Contact Service is a free service to young people aged between 10 and 18. The service does an initial needs assessment and then can provide relevant referral services.
Contact: 131 872 or click on link below of the online referral form.
Website: http://www.tr.qld.gov.au/community-business/community-support/youth/12252-youth-support

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)

A youth support program that assist young people aged 12-18 in a holistic, case managed framework working closely with other agencies to provide personalised, effective services to disadvantage and at-risk youth. They can assist with young people who are at risk for disconnecting with family and/or community; at risk of disengagement from school, training or work; at risk of harm, or self harm; homelessness or at risk of homelessness. They run a number of groups for anger management, teen mothers, emergency relief, parenting programs for parents of teens, short term accommodation (Gateway House)
Referral: Self Referral - phone or drop in
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
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ToowoombaYouthService/
Website: http://www.unitedsynergies.com.au/program/youth-support/
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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 Russell Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Contact: 1300 991 443
Website: https://www.lifelinedarlingdowns.org.au
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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
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Eva's Place

Free pregnancy tests and counselling services unsure of their choices. Baby boutique to assist new parents with new or nearly new baby items. Mentors, counselling and resources, mum's support group, and pregnancy loss counselling.
Address: 1st floor, 5 Bell Street Mall (Opposite Centrelink), Toowoomba, Qld 4350
Contact: 07 4642 1910 or 0497 646 635
Opening Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Website: http://www.evasplace.org.au/index.htm
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