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Youth Matters

As a young person you may feel like no one’s listening or that no one understands. But we hear you, and we’re here to help you through any challenges life may throw at you.

You’re important

Everyone has hopes, dreams and challenges, no matter what age or stage of life.  

If you need help with necessities like food and shelter or are looking for advice on job seeking or career pathways, we have a range of programs and services to help.

Find a support service near you or call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58).

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Our centres are safe and supportive environments where you’re free to be yourself. We can help with things like:


Bee’s story

“I was never so scared in my life,” says Bee about first making contact with youth services. “I basically had to put my pride in my pocket and just say, ‘I need help right now’.” 

But she needn’t have been afraid. A youth refuge gave Bee a reliable place to sleep, and supported her in finding a job with a legal firm. “There’s no way I would have kept that job without the Salvos working behind the scenes in my life,” she says.

One year after first becoming homeless, Bee was able to enter her own stable accommodation. “What I learned about myself and other young people at the refuge was that just because you’re caught in this awful place, doing awful things in your life over and over again, doesn’t mean that you can’t change,” she says.

“I was able to make a change in my life – but it took a lot of support.”


Find a support service near you or call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58).


Some additional support services:

Beyondblue 1300 22 4636

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

1800Respect 1800 737 732