Cornerstone Youth Services Inc.

young Aboriginal support program (yAsp)

The young Aboriginal support program (yAsp) is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 12-25 in Northern Tasmania.

We provide individual support to help you create goals and achieve them; these goals are completely up to you. They might include staying at school, accessing health services, improving your relationship with family and friends, worries about school or work, or maintaining community and cultural connections.

We provide education and information programs in schools on topics that are relevant to young people. These programs might be about belonging, identity, connection to your community or about some of the common issues that young people experience like relationships, drug and alcohol, self esteem, sexuality, sexual health, budgeting and money matters.

We also attend community events, so keep an eye out for us!

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
Family supports
Financial information and/or support
Housing and homelessness
Identity and gender related issues
Mental health
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Physical health
Reducing offending behaviours
Sexual and reproductive health
Social and emotional development
Social exclusion
Suicide or self-harming 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

Services are available for

Unaccompanied Children
Accompanied Children

Age eligibility for children

12 - 24

To access the service, clients

Must be Aboriginal or Torres strait Islander
Must live in Break O'Day; Dorset; George Town; Launceston City; Meander Valley; West Tamar

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service

Regions covered


Contact Details

Cr Wellington and Brisbane Street, Launceston 7250

(03) 6335 3100

Focus Domains







Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy



Having a positive sense of culture and identity