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

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.

Young people speak at the National Foyer Conference in Sydney

15 February 2016
The National Foyer Conference held in Sydney this month provided an opportunity for young people to participate and talk about their experiences of the Foyer Service. There are now 13 Foyers in Australia and SYFS was the first one of those. The SYFS Foyer supports over 30 young people and is funded by the NSW Department of Family Community Services.

Some of our valued sponsors

Awards and accreditation