Youth Off The Streets is a not-for-profit youth organisation. We work with young people, their families and communities to create safety, offer support and provide opportunities to build a positive future.
Since being founded by Father Chris Riley in 1991, we have grown to deliver a range of wraparound supports for young people. These include crisis accommodation and housing services, independent high schools, alcohol and other drugs counselling, youth justice support, life skills and employment programs, cultural support and community engagement, among other services.
We are a non-denominational organisation with a focus on early interventions that empower young people and strengthen communities.
Father Chris Riley
Find out more about our Founder, Father Chris Riley, and his work helping young people turn their lives around
Led by a skilled leadership team, we employ more than 200 dedicated staff and rely on a community of over 330 generous volunteers
Our vision, mission & strategic plan
Learn more about what drives us and how we plan to continue delivering positive outcomes for young people, families and communities
Annual reports & other publications
Learn more about our activities and financial performance, and read the latest issues of our Streets Ahead newsletter
Our child safe organisation
The safety and welfare of the children and young people in our care is our highest priority
Reconciliation Action Plan
Through our RAP, we are working to build respect, understanding and stronger relationships with First Nations Australians
Explore job opportunities across our programs and services and find a rewarding career with great benefits
Our PRIDE values
Everything we do is underpinned by our PRIDE values: passion, respect, integrity, determination and engagement.
One young person at a time
“If you save one child, you save the world. That’s my focus. One kid at a time. And if they put on my tombstone that I saved one kid, then that would be more than enough for me.”
FATHER CHRIS RILEY