Donating to SYFS

Our Story

Southern Youth and Family Services (SYFS) was founded in 1977 by a group of people concerned about rising Youth homelessness. Since then SYFS has grown into a large well respected organisation that is considered a model charity not only within the local Illawarra community but at a National level as well.

Our Work

SYFS specialises in providing assistance to young people who are vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless (ages twelve years to twenty four years) or at risk of disadvantage and homelessness. SYFS can also assist the family of these young people.

Whilst we are best known for providing specialised accommodation services for homeless young people our work also extends well beyond just the provision of accommodation.

Today SYFS offers a full suite of support services including Family Services, Education Training and Employment Support Services and Health Services. These services are delivered through an intergrated support system that includes, counselling, referral, advocacy, casework, groupwork, outreach, brokerage.

The young people we assist include young men and women, young parents, Juvenile Justice clients, young people with a disability, Indigenous and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgounds, early school leavers


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. We can accept Cheques or credit cards

If you think you would like to help and would like more information please give a call on 02 4221 7700  or you can send us an email to

Alternatively you can donate on line through the following Charitable Donation site. Just click the link and you will be taken through to our donation page


Many Thanks!!!


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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