ABOUT YHES HOUSE

YHES House – Youth Health and Education Service is a community organisation funded by Queensland Government to provide holistic health services to youth and young parents in the Gold Coast Region. It has operated since 1994 in the Southport area and has a positive reputation in the region for improving the health and well being of young people. It fosters a safe, friendly and nurturing environment in which both young parents with their new born babies and young people seeking assistance can feel secure.    

 

Service Provision  

 YHES House provides individual support; counselling; advocacy; referral; small group education (childbirth, parenting, health and well being) and health and welfare related services. The service works in collaboration with a network of government, non government, community agencies and private practitioners. The organisation advocates on behalf of the young people to health services, housing agencies and other service providers to ensure their needs are met.

   

Vision

Supporting Young People to Better Health


Mission

Our mission is to improve the health and well being of 'at risk' Gold Coast young people and young parents within a client focused, holistic, harm minimisation and educational framework.

 

Objectives

The organisation has the following main objectives:

  • To be a community service that provides an accessible and diverse service to improve the emotional, physical, social and psychological health and well-being of Gold Coast homeless, disadvantaged, marginalised and 'at risk' young people and young parents within a client centred, holistic, harm minimisation and educational framework.

 

  • To be a quality service with emphasis on continuous improvement and accountability in management and service delivery.

 

  • To secure sustainability and viability through adequate finances to maintain and enhance quality of service. 

 

Philosophy

YHES House is a holistic and client focused service promoting health and well being with a commitment to meeting the needs and upholding the rights of disadvantaged, ‘at risk’, marginalised and homeless young people within the Gold Coast District.

 

The service works within a context that acknowledges the influence of physical, psychological, environmental and social factors in determining the health status of young people. It operates within a harm minimisation and educational framework under the principals of social justice (access, equity, participation and rights), empowerment and mutual respect.

 

The service works to develop non-judgmental relationships that encourage young people to explore options which enhance their quality of life and aims to provide a safe environment for all who access, visit & work within it’s premises.