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Dana Vince Challenge

Vince and I are both just over our halfway mark to our goal amounts for Ride 4 Rotary, but we still need to hit them. Our fearless leader, Narelle, is currently the highest bidder and has holding rights over our costumes for the day!

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SYFS R4R Welcome

We are delighted to, once again, be the beneficiary of funds raised from the Ride 4 Rotary which will be used over a range of services with a particular focus on our Education, Training and Employment (EET) Support Services. Through the EET Support Services we help young people engage and complete education, access and achieve […]

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Good New Aaliyah

Aaliyah experienced long term homeless from a young age due to family breakdown and personal issues. These experiences led to low self esteem, anxiety and depression that affected her personal relationships and social interaction.Aaliyah was in supported accommodation with SYFS before referred to the SYFS Foyer Program, a service combining accommodation with education, training and […]

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SYFS Thankyou

Southern Youth and Family Services (SYFS) provide services to the very disadvantaged groups in our community – vulnerable, unemployed, homeless, young people, families, victims of child abuse, domestic violence and people who need specialised assistance such as those facing mental health issues. It provides emergency accommodation, supported transitional accommodation and housing, social housing, counselling, mediation, […]

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A great result

Great job to all the Organisers and all the Participants. What a great day and a fantastic result. You all should be very happy with the result. More people from SYFS came this year and our sponsors and everyone had a nice day – the atmosphere was terrific. The extra help that some of you […]

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Success Stories -Ava

Ava was first referred to SYFS services in 2009 at just 15 years old. Over the years Ava has accessed a number of services helping her improve both her living and social skills. Ava had difficulty in learning,however, with support continued to be involved with education and training and completed Year 12 and several courses. […]

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Success Stories – Amanda

Amanda left school early, finding it difficult to continue her studies.  With the support of SYFS, she was successful in finding a traineeship in an early childhood centre and staff worked with her to build her confidence and self-advocacy skills.  Amanda is doing well and sustaining her studies in Certificate III in Early Childhood Studies. […]

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Success Stories – Fern

Fern resides in one of the SYFS homelessness services, after experiencing a severe family breakdown.  Fern has completed Year 12 while residing with SYFS and had been working in a temporary position in a local restaurant, which has come to an end.  Fern has had difficulty securing another job without the relevant Certificates and with […]

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Success Stories – John

John is a 19 years old male from a culturally linguistic background and has faced a number of hurdles to achieve what he has today. John currently resides in SYFS Foyer Program. The Program provides accommodation, support in education and training and helps with his living and social skills. During his time with SYFS John […]

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