Targeted Youth Support Services (TYSS)
TYSS is a program for vulnerable and 'at risk' young people aged between 10- 18 who are identified as having significant or multiple risk factors, are disengaged or becoming disengaged from family, education, or community and have minimal protective factors.
TYSS works collaboratively with young people, family, service providers and/or community members by focusing on a range of individual needs, to increase connections with education, services, community, family and friends; to decrease the occurrence or risk of homelessness, to improve self-esteem, health and wellbeing, to assist young people lessen the number and intensity of risk factors and reduce their likelihood of involvement with Youth Justice and Child Safety Services. TYSS provides an overall assessment and case planning approach to address the broad and multiple ranges of needs and risks for young people with a single key worker approach.
What the service can help with
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Employment, transition, mentoring, training
Financial information and/or support
Housing and homelessness
Identity and gender related issues
Legal information and/or support
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Problematic sexualised behaviours
Reducing offending behaviours
Sexual and reproductive health
Social and emotional development
Suicide or self-harming behaviour
How the service is delivered
Coordination of Services
Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Services are available for
Age eligibility for children
10 - 18
To access the service, clients
Must live in Glenorchy City; Hobart City; Huon Valley; Kingborough
Cannot be on statutory orders when entering the program.
Cost of service
Is a referral required?
How do clients access the service?
Transportation can be provided
Home visits can be provided
Transport not required (eg. telephone service, online service)
4/95 Albert Road Moonah, Tasmania 7009
1800 171 233
Being loved and safe
Having material basics
Having a positive sense of culture and identity