Youth Service

Community Action Youth Service delivers a range of programs that aim to reduce homelessness and respond to the health and well-being needs of vulnerable young people aged 12-25 within the Gympie Region. This support has a primary focus on youth homelessness (including those at risk of homelessness), wrap-around case management support, a free fortnightly GP clinic, access to emergency relief, sexual health screenings, pregnant young mum’s group, information, advocacy, and referral.

Community Action Youth Service:

frequently asked questions

Where do I go if I have nowhere to sleep tonight?
  1. Community Action Youth Service: (07) 54826188
  2. Homeless Hotline: 1800 474 753
  3. Gympie Police Station: (07) 5480 1111
  4. Child Safety Number: 1300 703 762 (After hours: 1800 177 135)
Where can I find food if I don’t have any money?
  1. Community Action Youth Service: (07) 54826188
  2. St Vincent De Paul (Vinnies): (07) 5482 2737
  3. The Salvation Army (Salvos): (07) 5482 1710
Where can I access a shower and bathroom facilities?
  1. Community Action Youth Service: (07) 54826188
  2. Six Mile Creek Rest Area
  3. The Salvation Army (Salvos): (07) 5482 1710
Where can I access free medical support or advice?
  1. Community Action Youth Service: (07) 54826188
  2. Gympie Hospital: (07) 5489 8444
  3. Gympie & District Women’s Health Centre: (07) 5483 6588
I need to talk to someone, who can I talk to?
  1. Community Action Youth Service: (07) 54826188
  2. Lifeline: 13 11 14
  3. DV Connect: 1800 811 811
  4. Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
  5. Disability Number 1300 372 121

Programs run at Community Action Youth Service:

Youth Crisis Accommodation Program

This specialist homelessness service is for eligible young people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Young people in our crisis accommodation will be supported by a youth worker who will assist them to meet their individual needs, achieve their goals and help them through their current housing crisis.

Resource Centre Support Program

This program is for drop-in or appointment-based case-management support for young people who are experiencing challenges and in need of youth responsive support by dedicated youth workers.

Emergency Relief

This program is designed to provide financial assistance to young people experiencing financial crisis or hardship. This assistance includes food vouchers or pantry items, hygiene packs including shower and washing facilities, financial support with medical expenses, rent or bond contributions, payment of some bills and referral to other services. Please note our emergency relief program runs Monday to Friday between 1:00pm to 3:00pm and requires an income statement, payslip, or identification. Please contact the Youth Service if you do not have access to these requirements.

GP Health Clinic

This program is available one day per fortnight to provide medical advice, support, and response to young people who want to access a General Practitioner at no cost.

Little Beginnings Mum’s Program

This program is for young women who are pregnant or in their first 12 months of motherhood. This program supports the general, and maternal health of mother and baby while providing connection, fun, education, support around smoking and substance prevention, breastfeeding, and immunisations.

If you are facing an immediate emergency, please phone police, fire or ambulance on 000.


 If you are experiencing hardship or crisis including homelessness or domestic and family violence, and in need of assistance outside of our operational hours, please phone (or click the link to) the following:

Suicide Call Back Service