As the leading youth and family 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, family support (for young parents and parents of teenagers) and youth development and engagement.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 over 30 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 and families 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.
You can find more information about our services here.
If you are interested supporting BABI’s work with young people and families, please visit our Get Involved Page or Volunteer Page on this website.