BoysTown Ltd became a registered company in 2002. The organisation's heritage dates back to the BoysTown residential institution in Beaudesert, which existed between 1961 and 2001. BoysTown runs services for children, young people and families, including the national Kids Helpline. It also delivers employment, training and counselling services in Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. In 2016, the organisation was renamed yourtown.
2002 - 2016 BoysTown Ltd
2016 - yourtown
Sources used to compile this entry: 'A Piece of the Story': National Directory of Records of Catholic Organisations Caring for Children Separated from Families, Australian Catholic Social Welfare Commission & Australian Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes, 1999, https://cssa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/A-Piece-of-the-Story.pdf; 'Our Heritage', in BoysTown, BoysTown, 2012, http://web.archive.org/web/20130824092311/http://boystown.com.au/about/heritage.php; 'BoysTown becomes yourtown', in LaSalle blog, LaSalle District of Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea, 28 February 2016, https://web.archive.org/web/20201030042203/https://www.delasalle.org.au/blog/boystown-becomes-yourtown.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 10 July 2013, Last modified: 10 January 2018