Zillmere Young Peoples Support Service (ZYPSS)
Zillmere Young Peoples Support Service (ZYPSS) is a youth support service that is funded by the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs and provides information, advice, and referral as well as client case management to young people aged 12 to 21 years that are at risk of disconnection and experiencing challenges in their lives.
We work with young people who voluntarily want to access ZYPSS to make positive changes in their lives.
If you don't have a safe place to live, are involved with the justice system, struggling to stay at school, want to get your learners or provisional drivers' licence, are having issues with alcohol or other drugs and/or generally feeling like the universe is against you, we may be able to help.
Sometimes we'll organise to have a 1-1 chat, other times it might be about some specific support you need, or it could be about planning a change in your life.
We get referrals from heaps of places like schools, the Police, Legal services, Youth Justice, families, friends, other government, and non-government organisations, but please keep in mind we'll only work with and for you if you're willing.
ZYPSS works with young people who want to voluntarily access support by developing a case plan with the young person and working together with the young person to achieve the goals in the plan.
ZYPSS works with young people from the Zillmere and surrounding area. At present we cover the following suburbs: Aspley; Banyo; Boondall; Bracken Ridge; Brighton; Carseldine; Chermside; Deagon; Fitzgibbon; Geebung; Northgate; Nudgee; Sandgate; Shorncliffe; Taigum; Virginia; Wavell Heights; Zillmere. ZYPSS works from an office at Zillmere Community Centre, 54 Handford Road, Zillmere, although we also do outreach work and can meet with clients offsite as required.
Generally we work with clients during the following hours:
- 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday
- 9am to 3pm on Fridays
However, we will occasionally work outside of these hours depending on clients' needs.
Who can access this service
Young people aged 12 to 21 years who request information, advice or referral or would like case management support.
For more information, please contact the ZYPSS Program Coordinator on 0448 584 833 or (07) 3865 2880.