Our Target Group
‘At risk’ young people (including those who are pregnant or parenting) aged 12–25 (and their partners) in the Gold Coast District .
Including those who at risk of/or currently experiencing:
- Financial Disadvantage
- Social Isolation
- Education Exclusion
- Substance or Alcohol Abuse
- High Risk Taking Behaviour
- Poor Emotional/Physical/Psychological Health
Note: Priority will be given to those aged 12-18 years.
Gold Coast District: North to Coomera, West to Springbrook and South to Coolangatta:
The Gold Coast Environment
The Gold Coast Region has one of the fastest growing populations in Queensland with a high percentage of young people, especially in Southport, Nerang and the Northern G.C. region. Rapid growth is also occurring in the Western corridor without appropriate support services.
The incidence of mental, emotional and sexual health problems, including self-harm, suicide, domestic violence, problematic use of alcohol and other drugs, sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies, continues to increase in the G.C youth population.