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
Cultural support
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Employment, transition, mentoring, training
Familial exclusion
Family supports
Family violence
Financial information and/or support
Housing and homelessness
Identity and gender related issues
Legal information and/or support
Mental health
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Problematic sexualised behaviours
Physical health
Reducing offending behaviours
Sexual and reproductive health
Social and emotional development
Social exclusion
Suicide or self-harming behaviour
Violent behaviour

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Coordination of Services
Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Support Services
Therapeutic Care

Services are available for

Unaccompanied Children
Accompanied Children

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)

Regions covered


Contact Details

4/95 Albert Road Moonah, Tasmania 7009

1800 171 233

Focus Domains







Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy



Having a positive sense of culture and identity