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Ipswich Community Youth Service is a not-for-profit community based organisation and has been operating for over 25 years in the Ipswich Region, assisting and supporting at-risk young people and their families. ICYS currently has five government-funded programs and employs 16 staff in a range of programs that support at-risk young people.
15-17 Thorn Street
IPSWICH QLD 4305
PO Box 1034
ICYS Programs include:
Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) - provides support to young people who are experiencing issues around homelessness including providing short-term supported accommodation to young people (16-25 years) with children in their care, with an emphasis on addressing the many and varied issues that contribute to homelessness. Accommodation is limited and is dependent upon vacancies. Accommodation is not emergency (i.e. tonight).
Youth Support Coordinator Program (YSC) - provides support to young people and their families to address issues that impact on their ability to complete and achieve in education and training. The program offers a case management approach and works in schools and with schools to support at-risk young people.
Education Support Program (ESP) – an alternative school setting that assists and supports young people that have been excluded from mainstream school and who wish to continue their education.
Get Set for Work Program (GSFW) – supports young people with an intellectual disability to achieve a successful transition from school into work, TAFE or other vocational pathway.
Outside School Hours Care Program (OSHC) - provides safe, fun and legal recreational activities for young people.