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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
  • SYFS PROUD TO MAINTAIN PARTNERSHIPS WITH HAWKS AND DRAGONS

    31 October 2019

     Southern Youth and Family Services are proud of their commitment to support the regions 2 national sporting clubs, in the Illawarra Hawks and St George Illawarra Dragons. SYFS has partnered with the Dragons for a number of years, while the Hawks partnership is now in it’s 4th season, with both...

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  • LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY ONCE AGAIN SHINES IN SUPPORT OF SYFS YOUTH AND FAMILY AWARDS

    21 October 2019

    The Annual SYFS Youth and Family Awards were held last Thursday at the Warilla Centre, in recognition of the many young people and family members who had made great strides in overcoming personal obstacles to improve their quality of life over the last year.

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  • SYFS Raffle 2019

    12 July 2019

    Southern Youth and Family Services are again holding a raffle with incredible prizes up for grabs. Tickets are available for purchase from the Warilla Centre, CHAIN or talk to a staff member for more details. Special thanks to all the generous sponsors.

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