Next Step Plus

Practical help when you leave care

Leaving home is hard enough for most young people, but is even more difficult for those leaving the child protection system who often enter this period with less support.

Our Next Step Plus programs run in Mt Isa and Townsville and can help young people leaving state care get organised and ready for independence. It's free and entirely voluntary. 

We can help with things like getting your birth certificate, arranging a Medicare card, helping you get your driver's licence or with arranging a budget.

Our staff can also help you arrange accommodation and food, get started with training, education or job searching and to arrange any health appointments you might need.

If you're 18-25 and have had at least one foster care or residential care experience after you turned 12, give us a call and we can help.

Call us: 07 4771 8888

Email us: [email protected]

How Next Step Plus can help you

We can provide you with quick access to practical advice and support with things like:

  • managing pay and government allowances
  • finding somewhere to live
  • training, jobs and getting a resume together 
  • keeping safe, strong and healthy 
  • relationships, including reconnecting with friends and family 
  • legal advice. 

Download Next Step Plus brochure

Where we are

We run Next Step Plus in the following areas across Queensland:

  • Townsville
  • Mt Isa

If you're in another area, you can still ring us and we can refer you to your local Next Step Plus provider, or you can see the list of other locations here: Next Step Plus brochure.

Would you like more information or have a question?

Send us a message and we will be in touch.

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