• 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.

  • SYFS Recognised at National Foyer Conference

    12 December 2017

    SYFS recently attended the Second National Foyer Conference. The Conference brought together leaders and practitioners from across Australia concerned with addressing youth homelessness.  This also provided an opportunity to learn more about the Foyer's unique model of housing and development support for young people.

  • Raffle and Silent Auction

    11 October 2017

    Reminder that the Youth and Family Awards Event is on Thursday 12th October from 5:15pm. Raffle Tickets and a Silent Auction will be on sale at the Event. There are excellent prizes on offer. All proceeds go to support the Southern Youth and Family Services programs for homeless young people.

  • 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

  • SYFS now the Illawarra Hawk’s Official Charity Partner

    13 July 2017

    Following the extension of the partnership with The Illawarra Hawks and Southern Youth and Family Services (SYFS) for the upcoming 2017/18 Season. The Illawarra Hawks recently announced that SYFS will this year be the Hawk’s Official Charity Partner.

  • Ride4Rotary 2017

    13 April 2017

    The Ride4Rotary is on again this year and will take place on

    Sunday May 21st at the Unanderra Velodrome.

    The event continues to grow each year with many people throughout the community registering to ride and or raising money for the cause.

  • Great Illawarra Walk Continues to Raise Money to Help Young People

    29 March 2017

    Last weekend saw the Great Illawarra Walk for 2017.

    The event saw nearly 600 people walking in some capacity over the two days. With many more supporting through sponsorship. This was fantastic.

    SYFS was the charity beneficiary of The Great Illawarra Walk for 2017.

  • Youth and Family Awards Evening

    26 October 2016

    SYFS were pleased to hold their Youth and Family Awards Evening to recognise and applaud the young people and family members for their achievement in the face of great adversity.

  • SYFS Win Recognition In Premiers Awards for Public Service

    26 October 2016

    The Public Service Awards this year were presented at an event at Sydney Town Hall on the 25th October, 2016. This year they were changed to be Premier's Awards for Public Service.

  • New Funding to Deliver the Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP)

    28 September 2016

    SYFS has been successful in securing ongoing funding until June 2020 to deliver the Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP) in the Illawarra and Southern NSW.


  • Ride 4 Rotary 2016 a Success

    14 June 2016

    The 2016 Ride for Rotary was an outstanding event raising in excess of $19,000. A great article on the event has been written by the local media The Advertiser Incorporating The Lake Times and can be viewed here.

  • 'What Were We Thinking' Workshop

    4 December 2015

    Help to Adjust to a New Baby Child

    A full day program for new parents.