SYFS is an organisation that has the main purpose of supporting and caring for vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless young people (ages twelve years to twenty four years) or those at risk of disadvantage and homelessness. SYFS also supports the families of these young people which may include foster parents, grand parents and siblings. This work provides supported accommodation, community social housing, counselling, mediation, support and the delivery of a range of programs to improve the life situation of young people and their families.

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Latest News
  • Illawarra Hawks Golf Day

    29 August 2017

    Southern Youth and Family Services (SYFS) were pleased to be the beneficiary of the recent Illawarra Hawks Golf Day and would like to thank the Illawarra Hawks and all those that took part in the event.

  • Local Aboriginal Elders Visit SYFS

    23 August 2017

    In August a group of about fourteen Aboriginal Elders and some of their partners attended SYFS for a tour of some of the Services, to hear a presentation on SYFS and to share information and perspectives on what will help young Aboriginal people and their families.

  • Ride 4 Rotary Raises $14,000 to Assist Homeless Youth

    10 August 2017

    Southern Youth and Family Services (SYFS) were thrilled to receive a cheque for $14,000 from Rotary Illawarra as the beneficiary of The Ride 4 Rotary Event 2017


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