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BABI Youth & Family Service (Bayside Adolescent Boarding) –


Ms Sue Birkholz
Phone: (07) 3393 4176
Fax: (07) 3393 5808
Email: admin@babi.org.au
Website: www.babi.org.au/


34 Bay Terrace

Postal Address

BABI - Youth & Family Support
PO Box 69

Our mission is To walk the walk together with young people, their families and community

The Intent of BABI Youth & Family Service (Bayside Adolescent Boarding):

As the leading youth services provider in the Wynnum/Redlands region, BABI has been responding to the needs of young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness since the early 1980s. The Burdekin Report on homelessness in Australia identified BABI as a leader in the field, citing our pioneering work with displaced young people and their families.

Our major programs are supported accommodation (for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness), youth support (for those at risk of leaving school early), youth justice (for offenders and those at risk of offending), and family support (for young parents and parents of teenagers).

What sets BABI apart from many other youth services is this: our first priority is to help young people stay connected with family and community.
We do this by working alongside young people and their families. We help young people identify their goals and innate strengths, give them the tools to plan for the future, assist them in accessing resources, and provide targeted support to help them achieve their goals. Over the years BABI has developed real expertise in developing young peoples' skills and resilience so they can move forward with confidence.
We've also had tremendous success helping parents develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make the job of parenting teenagers a genuinely enriching and pleasurable experience.

At BABI we focus on strengths, not barriers. After 21 years in the field, we know this approach works. Our effectiveness is boosted by strategic alliances with other organisations. By working together on both the big picture and specific projects, we are better able to address the pressing needs of marginalised young people in the local area.
BABI gives high priority to developing these relationships, because connectedness to community and business is crucial to BABI's effectiveness. The more connections we make, the more comprehensive and relevant our response to client needs can be.

Thank you for considering giving your support to BABI Youth & Family Service.

Recent Accomplishments of BABI Youth & Family Service (Bayside Adolescent Boarding):

On 13th April 2005, BABI Youth and Family Support and Bayside Recruitment won the 2004 Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships (Small Business).

The Award recognises the joint contributions of both organisations to the social and economic well-being of the local community.

For more information about the partnership call BABI on (07)33934176