A statewide coalition of organisations & individuals advocating for and with disadvantaged, marginalised and homeless young people and supporting the services that work with them.
We are self funded for our housing and homelessness work and reliant on community donations to continue this.
Young people regardless of their age, social status, sexuality, ethnicity, income or ability are socially and economically included in our community.
The Queensland Youth Housing Coalition (QYHC) was established in 1984. It has evolved since that time to become a significant voice for disadvantaged and marginalised young people. The focus has been on ending youth homelessness and working with the not for profit organisations and government departments established to deal with this issue.
Housing is the bedrock from which young people can undertake social and economic opportunities. However the focus continues to broaden to cover the range of issues which lead to young people becoming homeless and developing permanent housing solutions for those young people who are disadvantaged and marginalised. There are a range of issues in these young people's lives and QYHC's focus has expanded to address these issues. They may include temporary or permanent breakdown of family connections, difficulties in connecting with education and health services, being taken into care because of abuse or neglect, substance misuse, involvement with the juvenile justice system, lack of affordable housing and more general issues of poverty and unemployment.
QYHC is affiliated with the National Youth Coalition for Housing (NYCH).
QYHC has a number of functions:
Queensland Youth Housing Coalition invites you to Platform 1225 , an insightful discussion between key stakeholders in youth housing and homelessness ..
Platform 1225 Program final (941 KB)..
Platform 1225 Invite 2017 (526 KB)..