Life. Choices

Life. Choices

Launch Youth is a long-stay shelter based in Hobart that provides a home for male youth aged between 13 and 20 years old who are homeless and often troubled by mental health issues. As the only long-stay shelter of its kind in Tasmania, Launch provides a vital service to the community. The shelter caters for high and complex needs clients, including those who require an alternative to youth detention.

The Launch facility is run with 24/7 staff support for minors, we also offer semi-independent living for young adults up to the age of 25 that come through our program.

Launch has been operating in Hobart for over 20 years and has a long-standing commitment to supporting young men in the community, providing a safe and supportive environment where they can build skills and work towards a brighter future. Our slogan is ‘Life. Choices’ and that is because for our residents, it’s the choices they make and the opportunities for growth that we provide for them, that will help these young men overcome their challenges and successfully transition to independent living.

How to apply for help

All applications and referrals are managed through Housing Connect. You can call Housing Connect on 1800 800 588, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What to expect

This video takes you inside Launch, explains the heart behind the program, and why our evidence-based approach to recovery works. You’ll also hear personal stories from young men currently in our care, on their way to a brighter future.