Welcome to SYFS

The Southern Youth and Family Services Association Incorporated (SYFS) was established in 1977.

SYFS is an independent, local community-based benevolent organisation and a Registered Authority to Fund Raise (Charity). It delivers services in the Southern part of NSW including the Illawarra, the Shoalhaven and the Southern Tablelands as well as delivering one Program Nationally.

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 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.

Our Aim

Southern Youth and Family Services Association Incorporated (SYFS) has the principal purpose of relieving the poverty, misfortune and distress of young people and their families who are vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless or those at risk of disadvantage and homelessness .

This is done through service and program delivery, community development and advocacy which achieves improved living situations for young people and their families. The Association will act to increase access for young people and families to:

  • secure, affordable and individual accommodation and housing and support;
  • employment, education and training;
  • secure and adequate income;
  • appropriate support services;
  • clothing, food and other practical assistance; and
  • adequate health care.

Find out more about SYFS.

Some of our valued sponsors

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