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
  • Warilla High School support SYFS Aboriginal School Program

    7 February 2018

    SYFS are pleased to announce that Warilla High School have contributed $3,000 towards SYFS Aboriginal School Program.

  • Generous Christmas Donations from our Local Community

    24 December 2017

    Southern Youth and Family Services was blown away by the generosity shown by our local community this Christmas. We received incredible donations from The Fraternity Club, Ray White Shellharbour Oak Flats Group, the Shellharbour Lions Club, Woolworths Unanderra, Commonwealth Bank Warrawong, The Tavern at Shell Cove and the Reverse Advent Calendar.

  • Illawarra Hawks Support Local Youth

    12 December 2017

    The Illawarra Hawks continue provide support to youth at SYFS and as the 2017/2018 Charity choice, some young people recently had a VIP experience during a home game. The young people had a wonderful time and the comments received clearly show what these experience off to those less fortunate.


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