Launch also caters for high and complex needs clients including youth detention alternatives. Launch operates one 6-bed “high care” shelter where all residents initially stay with 24/7 supervision, plus two 2-bed “independent living” units for residents who are ready for transition to semi-independent living.

Launch was formerly known as Youth Accommodation Services Tasmania Inc, or “YASTAS”, and has been operating in Hobart for over 20 years.

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.

Hear Nat’s story

How to apply for help

Are you homeless in Tasmania and need help? You can call Housing Connect on 1800 800 588, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Because everyone’s situation is different, please call the Launch Youth office on (03) 6224 3090 to chat to one of our team members who will be able to direct you as to what to do for your individual and personal circumstances.