About Us

SYFS is an organisation that has the main purpose of supporting and caring for vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless young people (ages 12 to 24 years) or those at risk of disadvantage and homelessness. SYFS also supports the families of these young people which may include foster parents, grandparents 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. SYFS works with the broad community in a collective effort to reduce homelessness, prevent hardship and disadvantage and to enhance the quality of life for all Australians.

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About Us

Southern Youth and Family Services Association Incorporated (SYFS), is an independent, local community-based benevolent (charity) organisation in the Southern part of NSW. SYFS provides support and assistance to vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless young people and those at risk of, disadvantage and homelessness. This support extends to the children and families of these young people.

The target group includes:

• Young people aged 12 to 24 years who are homeless and/or otherwise disadvantaged and/or vulnerable.

• Young people in the care of the State Department & State Wards

• People with disabilities

• Aboriginal people

• People from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds

• Young offenders and those at risk of entering the Juvenile Justice system

• People with mental health issues

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SYFS Services

Out of Home Care Services

Health Services

Family Services

Education, Employment and Training

Outreach Youth Support Services

• SYFS Clinical Specialists

Financial, Legal, Practical Assistance Brokerage

Transition to Independent Living Allowance

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Donating to SYFS

Every night, too many young people find themselves without a place to call Home ...

All young people deserve a chance.

Help us give them one . . .

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Southern Youth and Family Services is a registered charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

You can assist us in helping these young people and their families through either a regular contribution or a one off donation.

If you think you would like to help and would like more information please give a call on 02 4228 1946 or you can send us an email to syfs@syfs.org.au

You can also simply download our Donation Brochure, fill it out and mail it to us with your cheque or credit card details.