Help at last for struggling families in high-growth areas

Albert & Logan News – September 4, 2018: 8:00am

POPULATION growth in Logan’s southern suburbs has promoted youth service provider YFS to open a hub in Jimboomba.

YFS chief executive Cath Bartolo said it was an exciting new chapter in the organisation’s proud 35-year history in Logan.

“Soon after Logan city’s inception, we opened the doors of our Slacks Creek campus in the heart of Logan’s most disadvantaged suburbs,” Ms Bartolo said.

“From our new Jimboomba centre, we will be better positioned to support people in Logan’s high-growth southwestern region, which has rapidly emerging needs for support.

“We will base a number of our specialist teams at Jimboomba. They’re providing services that people living in this region are seeking most.”

YFS Jimboomba has fast become the hub for services responding to people impacted by domestic violence and child safety concerns.

YFS offers appointments at Jimboomba for other services including financial counselling, legal advice and employment preparation for parents.

In addition to its two centres, YFS collaborates with other community organisations to provide outreach services across the Logan and surrounding area including Beaudesert.

Logan MP Linus Power, who has been instrumental in securing state funding for YFS, was at Monday’s opening.

“Without his support, we wouldn’t be in a position to offer R4Respect, a program led by young people in the Logan and surrounding area to prevent anti-social behaviour and violence,” Ms Bartolo said.

The new centre is at 7/133 Brisbane St, Jimboomba.

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