Legal, Youth and Family Services Organisations Find New Home at the New Inala Community Centre

The Hub Neighbourhood Centre moves into its new shared home with Inala Youth Service at the new Inala Community Centre, providing local residents access to legal, youth and family services under one roof.

The new, $4-million multi-purpose centre at 79 Poinsettia Street was formally opened by Premier and MP for Inala Annastacia Palaszczuk last 10 October 2019. The Inala Community Centre will be home to the IYS – Inala Youth Service and The Hub Neighbourhood Centre Inala accommodating up to 75 visitors each day.

New Inala Community Centre
Photo credit: Annastacia Palaszczuk MP / Facebook
New Inala Community Centre
Photo credit: Annastacia Palaszczuk MP / Facebook
New Inala Community Centre
Photo credit: Milton Dick MP  / Facebook

About Inala Youth Service and the HUB Neighbourhood Centre Inala

The IYS – Inala Youth Service is an integrated full service support catering for the young people and families in the Greater Brisbane area. IYS has been operating for more than 30 years.

Inala Youth Service was formed originally as an organisation under the Youth Advocacy Centre Inc. in 1986, initially providing three-month housing options for youth and families. It was incorporated as Inala Youth Care Community Inc. in 1988 and started trading as Inala Youth Service in 2007.

Today, IYS provides an array of services to support the youth and families including:

  • School Support – provides assistance to local schools such as student welfare workers, youth support coordinators and chaplains
  • Specialist Housing Support – provides support to young people aged between 16 and 25 who are currently experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
  • Community-Based Youth Support – program aimed at helping youth connect to positive family support, engage in education and /or employment, lead a healthy life that is free from violence, and have a safe and stable place to live.
  • The Hut – is a youth outreach centre which provides free activities, afternoon tea and a place for the youth to hang out after school.
  • VIETFAM – is IYS’s Vietnamese Families program assisting local Vietnamese families to help promote their children’s well being.

The Hub Neighbourhood Centre Inala started in 1986 with a vision to establish a drop in centre for the older members of the community where they could socialise and build relationships. The State Government donated a house for the organisation in 1989 and paved the way to the Hub Neighbourhood Centre. Over the years, the Centre has evolved into an information and referral service. 

In 2015, the Hub Neighbourhood Centre Inala merged with South West Brisbane Community Legal Centre Inc.,  further broadening its services to include legal advice services and promotion of social justice in Inala and its surrounding suburbs.