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DARUMBAL COMMUNITY YOUTH SERVICE INC.

WE PROUDLY SERVICE CENTRAL QUEENSLAND

OUR SERVICES

We are a not-for-profit community-controlled organisation providing a broad range of youth services. Our services are non-judgmental and are delivered from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander principles of caring and sharing.
DCYSI was incorporated in 1994 under the Associations Incorporations Act (Qld) 1981 and was the first service to be funded by the government to provide Indigenous youth programs to Rockhampton in 1995.
We proudly service Central Queensland including Rockhampton, Gracemere, Woorabinda, Mount Morgan, Yeppoon, Central Highlands.

Support Services

  • Regional Youth Support Service
  • Reconnect
  • Youth Justice Program

Specialist Services

  • Yimba Bira Traditional Indigenous Games
  • Tackle 6
  • Parent and Children Education
  • Darderrhi: Indigenous Youth Alcohol & Drug Treatment Service
  • Budaroo House
  • Queensland Youth Partnership Initiative – Stockland’s Outreach
  • After-Hours Service and Drop-in Centre
  • Elders Cautioning Project

Community

  • Annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Awards Night
  • Warba Wangarunya Rugby League Carnival
  • Annual Youth Forum

OUR PROGRAMS

Regional Youth Support Service

Supporting all young people from 8 – 21 years of age through education, legal, accommodation, employment and many more.

Reconnect

Supporting all young people from 8 – 21 years of age through education, legal, accommodation, employment and many more.

Bail Support Service

Supporting all young people aged 10 – 17 years of age that require support to meet their bail conditions.

Darderrhi: Indigenous Youth Alcohol and Drug Treatment Service

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 12 – 17 years of age with substance misuse.

Parent and Children Education (PaCE)

Supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from Prep to year 12 to improve educational outcomes.

Budaroo House

Provides accommodation for all young people aged 16 – 21 years who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Tackle6

Encourages primary school students to focus on building school yard resilience by using concepts from Rugby League.

Yimba Bira / Traditional Indigenous Games

Delivers Traditional Indigenous Games from Early Childhood Centres, Primary to Secondary schools for young people are exposed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and tools.

Alternative Learning Space

The Alternative Learning Space (ALS) is a program that is offered through Capricornia School of Distance Education (CSDE) to help re-engage students in Years 10 – 12.

Walali Bili

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 10 – 17 years of age who have had contact with the youth justice system.

Queensland Youth Partnership Initiative – Stockland’s Outreach

The Stockland’s Outreach team operates on Thursday evenings from 5pm to 10pm and Saturday afternoons from 12pm to 5pm, throughout the entire year. This team works with Stockland’s management and security staff to ensure that safety and quality support is provided to young people during high traffic hours. We may assist where

After-Hours Service and Drop-in Centre

The After-Hours Service and Drop-In Centre operates every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm until 10pm, all year round. This program takes place at 2/155 Alma Street and provides a safe space for any and all young people to come and spend time, chill out and relax. You do not need a

MEET OUR TEAM

Uncle Barry Doyle

Chairperson

James Waterton

Senior Support Worker

Tanya Mitchell

Senior Housing Manager

Cornwell Pearson

Youth Worker

Stella Doyle

EIP Manager

Nyoka Fetoa’i

Chief Executive Officer

Hayley Doyle

Office Manager