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The Quality Improvement Council promotes continuous quality improvement in health and community services through the provision of standards, accreditation programs and developmental resources for the benefit of health services users, staff and the wider community.' (2008-13 Strategic Plan)

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The Queer Youth Withdrawal Program is designed specifically to support young GLBTQI people aged 12-21 experiencing alcohol + other drug problems. It is the only one of its type in Australia
and it is free.

Based in Fitzroy at the YSAS Residential Withdrawal Unit, the program is free from homophobia
and discrimination.

It got me speaking to others in the community, others who are dealing with the same problems at the same age and I felt more relaxed and left feeling more accepted within myself.

YSAS is the Youth Support + Advocacy Service, a leading Victorian Health agency that enables vulnerable young people to take control of their health and wellbeing.

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YSAS Fitzroy Residential Withdrawal.

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If you, or someone you know needs support to address their substance use, call YSAS on 1800 005 501.

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"Hearing young people's stories and getting to know them as individuals"

The Reval Ink project engages young people aged 12-24 years supported by YSAS programs in metropolitan Melbourne. Reval Ink is firstly, an engagement program that enables you to produce graphic designs using professional design software at YSAS’ Day Program located in Dandenong.

After creating your design, you can then print out the design on a T-shirt or hoodie to keep. 

Reval Ink builds life experience and relationships through personal and group support, accredited and non accredited training in graphic arts/design from Chisholm TAFE (or non vocational providers) and transitions into education, training or employment.

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"I love working at YSAS for the young people and the community"

Check out what's going on!  Finding good alternatives to substance use is a great way to get you through a tough time.

It's also an awesome opportunity to meet other young people who will get what you're going through.

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Media Release 
28 March 2011 

Youth Substance Abuse Service (YSAS) today welcomed the Australian Catholic University (ACU)’s decision to donate proceeds from their annual Murray to Moyne bike ride to vital youth services programs in Victoria.

YSAS Executive Director David Murray said it was a fantastic honour for YSAS to be this year’s recipient of all proceeds from the sponsorship driven bike ride; and showed the ACU’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of vulnerable young people.

“YSAS is about helping vulnerable young people make their way back to health and wellbeing, and these funds will help us to deliver this vital service to the community,” he said. “The team event on the 2nd and 3rd of April commences in three major regional centres on the Murray River: Mildura, Swan Hill and Echuca and ends up over 500 kms away in Port Fairy within a 24 hour period."
“It’s going to be a feat of endurance and strength and we are pleased to say that there will be a small team of YSAS staff taking part in the race,” said Mr Murray.
“We are hopeful that as well as being a lot of fun, the Murray to Moyne relay event will provide much needed funds to our range of youth-specific outreach, treatment, withdrawal, rehabilitation and support programs across the state.
“Working with vulnerable young people at 13 locations across Melbourne and regional Victoria, we are seeing high demand for our services and it is crucial that we offer support to young people aged between 12 and 21 who are experiencing problems related to alcohol and other drugs.
“The ACU has raised in excess of $60,000 over the last four years, so we’re deeply grateful to the University for its choice to donate to YSAS this year."
“Any funds raised will go directly towards our services, ensuring we have staff and facilities to meet demand,” said Mr Murray.
The event will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of April 2011.

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Youth Substance Abuse Service (YSAS) today welcomed the Australian Catholic University (ACU)’s decision to donate proceeds from their annual Murray to Moyne bike ride to vital youth services programs in Victoria. YSAS Executive Director David Murray said it was a fantastic honour for YSAS to be this year’s recipient of all proceeds from the sponsorship driven bike ride; and showed the ACU’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of vulnerable young people.

“YSAS is about helping vulnerable young people make their way back to health and wellbeing, and these funds will help us to deliver this vital service to the community,” he said. “The team event on the 2nd and 3rd of April commences in three major regional centres on the Murray River: Mildura, Swan Hill and Echuca and ends up over 500 kms away in Port Fairy within a 24 hour period.

“It’s going to be a feat of endurance and strength and we are pleased to say that there will be a small team of YSAS staff taking part in the race,” said Mr Murray.
“We are hopeful that as well as being a lot of fun, the Murray to Moyne relay event will provide much needed funds to our range of youth-specific outreach, treatment, withdrawal, rehabilitation and support programs across the state."
“Working with vulnerable young people at 13 locations across Melbourne and regional Victoria, we are seeing high demand for our services and it is crucial that we offer support to young people aged between 12 and 21 who are experiencing problems related to alcohol and other drugs."
“The ACU has raised in excess of $60,000 over the last four years, so we’re deeply grateful to the University for its choice to donate to YSAS this year."
“Any funds raised will go directly towards our services, ensuring we have staff and facilities to meet demand,” said Mr Murray.
The event will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of April 2011.
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