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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fiona had experiences of homelessness and moving around different areas, staying with friends and extended family. She was referred to the SYFS Foyer, a service combining accommodation with education, training and employment supports. Fiona was suffering from low self-esteem and needed support to re-engage with training. Staff were able to work with Fiona to build […]
Mick is an 18 year old who had been residing in a unit with no power or water as he did not have enough money to pay these bills after his parents had moved overseas. On referral to SYFS he entered the Foyer Program, which provides accommodation as well as support for education, training and […]
This year SYFS has some clients who are eager to participate. A few clients have been provided with a bike to assist with their general transport and they will be able to enjoy the Ride 4 Rotary as well. The attached photo shows one of the staff testing out the bike on delivery.
We are looking forward to the 22nd!!!. This year we have the SYFS team registered and we have managed to encourage more riders which is great. Looks like our donations are starting to come in and we expect this will continue right up to start time!!
Southern Youth and Family Services (SYFS) works with young people who experience disadvantage, homelessness and risk of homelessness. In the 2013/14 year, SYFS accommodated 616 young people and provided a range of support services to over 2,500 young people and over 1,500 families. In December 2014, Rotary presented SYFS with a $4,000 cheque, raised through […]