The Team at Open Doors youth Service would like to wish you a safe and fun festive season. We look forward to supporting our community again in 2017
Save Our Jellybeans
The Jelly Beans program is unique to Brisbane and provides vital support and crisis assistance to young people who are gender diverse between the ages of 12-24 year of age.
Please donate today and save this important support service.
What is Open Doors?
Open Doors provides advocacy and support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) young people aged 12 to 24 and their families who live in South East Queensland.
Open Doors has been a fantastic program for me, allowing me a supportive and friendly environment through my first steps out of school, and helping me through what are a confusing set of years in my life. Johnathon, 19
On the 12th of January 2016 I had started my first day at Open Doors Youth Service as youth and Family support worker / Student practitioner. It was such a small service. I don’t remember what I was expecting but It definitely was a culture shock—of sorts. Overall, I would not be the child and youth care practitioner that I am today if it wasn’t for the lessons learned from the staff at Open Doors Youth Service, and as I begin a new chapter in my career, I will always remember those invaluable experiences with my new friends and colleagues at Open Doors. Zach Hazen – Student Youth Worker
I came on to the board of Open Doors Youth Service, having previously worked as the President of the Brisbane Gay & Lesbian Business Network because I wanted to be part of a team that made meaningful change to lives of LGBTIQ young people. After coming on board & hearing the stories of some of our most at need young people, it has made me realise even more the importance a service Open Doors has in our community. It is an absolute pleasure working with our team who are passionate about making positive change to our young people. We are working together with community groups and government to extend our services offered. It is an honour and privilege to be part of the Open Doors team. Tyrone Shandiman -Chairman of the board of ODYS