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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Official Opening of Southern Youth and Family (SYFS) Southern ‘Youth and Family Centre’

02 July 2015
SYFS Youth and Family Centre at Warilla was officially opened on Friday 19th June 2015.  The ceremony was attended by over 300 community, government, business and service user representatives. Elder Uncle Gerald Brown and Richard Campbell performed a traditional smoking ceremony and welcome to country, with the assistance of other Aboriginal men.

SYFS Successful in IMB Community Foundation Grants

26 June 2015
SYFS are pleased to announce that we were successful in gaining a grant from the IMB Community Foundation. The Foundation has contributed $20,000 towards the installation of a high grade kitchen and community café suitable for catering to large events and providing a place for training for young people, The Youth and Community Café is located in the new Youth and Family Centre in Warilla.

Great Illawarra Walk Raises $111,000 for Homeless Youth

05 June 2015
Southern Youth and Family Services (SYFS) were thrilled to receive a cheque for $111,000 from the Bendigo Bank. SYFS were the beneficiary of The Wave FM Great Illawarra Walk for 2015. 

Some of our valued sponsors

Awards and accreditation