Brophy Current News

By ANTHONY BRADY Feb. 27, 2015   IT hasn’t taken Amy Wilson long to work out how to deal with an Australian summer.   Ms Wilson is feeling very much in tune with the climate...
By EVERARD HIMMELREICH March 2, 2015   ONE south-west resident each week is contemplating suicide, figures from Lifeline have revealed.   The concerning figures have prompted the...
Brophy Family and Youth Services are honored to accept the excellence award for Supporting Educational Aspirations from South West TAFE. We truly value our connection with TAFE.
By BEC ZAJAC March 17   FOR Warrnambool-born football star Jordan Lewis, becoming involved in a suicide-prevention program for regional athletes is all about creating awareness....
THE ROSIE CREATORS AWARD   The Rosie Creators Award (8 March - April 20) is open to Australian girls aged 12-20, helping them to kickstart their creative...
Overall aims of Who’s in Charge? Groups: Reduce parent’s feelings of isolation. Challenge parent’s feelings of guilt. Lessen deterministic thinking about causes (e.g....
AN ugly courtyard wall has been transformed into a bright piece of art at Brophy’s The Foyer residential unit.   Once an ordinary grey brick wall, it’s now adorned with a...
By JONO PECH Feb. 28, 2015   Problem behaviour among youth will be tackled with a new program researching the health and social issues facing young people in the south-west.  ...
By JONO PECH Feb. 12, 2015   A NEW support group will help south-west parents curb their children’s abusive behaviour, as reports of such violence continue to rise.   Brophy...
The Who’s in Charge? Group is an 8 week program for parents or carers of young people (8 to 18 years) who are out of control, violent or defiant.   The group aims to: Provide a...
By RACHAEL HOULIHAN Feb. 2, 2015   TALENTED musicians, skate boarders and BMX and scooter riders took centre stage in the Warrnambool heat of the Barwon South West Skate Park Series...


Brophy Family & Youth Services Inc. is an accredited service with the Quality Improvement Council, Dec 2009
Brophy adopts a continuous quality improvement approach across all areas of service delivery which will improve performance standards and strengthen service outcomes for client’s staff and volunteers.

Donate to Brophy

Welcome to Brophy Family and Youth Services

Brophy Family & Youth Services is the primary provider for youth services in South West Victoria.  Brophy originated in 1974 with its beginnings in hostel accommodation for homeless youth.  Over the years it has developed a comprehensive range of services for the homeless, young people and families.

The agency provides regional services to Portland, Hamilton, Camperdown and Warrnambool through its outreach programs.  Its main office is located in Warrnambool with sub-regional offices situated in Hamilton and Portland.

Our Vision

We will strengthen the capacity of youth, enrich the lives of individuals and families, and build the connections in our communities throughout South West Victoria.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide community based services that promote a just society and improve the life circumstances for people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, especially those who are experiencing homelessness, family violence, marginalisation or disconnectedness.

Our Values

  • Social Justice

Promoting justice, social fairness and human rights.

  • Professionalism

Practicing in an ethical, respectful and inclusive manner.

  • Empowerment

Strengthening and enabling individual and community decision-making.

  • Responsiveness

Responding in a timely, engaging and respectful manner.

  • Partnership

Striving for shared connections to create better client outcomes.