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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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 below.  

Ride 4 Rotary 2016

18 April 2016
Rotary Illawarra will be holding their Ride for Rotary 2016 fundraiser to help support youth at risk in the Illawarra. The event is held at Unanderra Velodrome on Sunday May 22nd. The ride is based on riding in a 30 minute session. The sessions run from 8am to 4pm.

Young People Gain Jennie George Scholarship for 2016

11 March 2016
Southern Youth and Families Services are pleased to be able to announce that Educational Scholarships for 2016 were recently offered to young people via the Jennie George Scholarship Fund.

Some of our valued sponsors

Awards and accreditation