At YFS, we back people in Logan and surrounding areas not just to overcome adversity, but to thrive.

The theme of our 2020-21 Impact Report is change. It tells the story of some of the inspiring people we worked with and profiles some of the new ways we backed people to change their circumstances and improve their ability to thrive.

Despite the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, we worked alongside more than 7,000 people to support them to create positive change in their lives, from moving into a stable home to improving their resilience.

“I used to not have the confidence to stand up to people. Now, I don’t take any nonsense. My children’s safety is my top priority.”

Larissa

“I now have hope, and I never had that before. I am so much happier and I can now fully focus on my school.”

Taylor

Since 1983, we’ve been building the capacity of the people we support to live independently and participate in the community.

 Our leadership 

 in action 

Led by young people in the Logan area, R4Respect and Men4Respect aim to prevent anti-social behaviour and violence. Logan business, organisations, community groups and government departments lend their full support to these important programs.

Backed by our financial counsellors, Done with Debt is a community education campaign offering hints on breaking the debt cycle.

Substation33 is our electronic waste recycling facility, innovation space and place where people can gain work experience.

We help lead community action to end domestic and family violence in Logan. We aim to change attitudes and behaviours to provide a safe and supportive community where domestic violence is not tolerated.

 Help us 

 make change 

We work with people and organisations from varied backgrounds because we have found that by working together, we can achieve the best outcomes. Our volunteers, partners and collaborators bring new skills, shared resources and innovative ways of working. We would value your involvement.

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 Consider a career 

 with us 

Join us in making long term change for the people we support.

We’ve been here since Logan City’s inception
YFS has been backing vulnerable people in Logan since the early 1980s. These days, about 170 staff support thousands of locals each year.

We’re known for our commitment to get the best outcomes
We support each other and stand our ground when necessary to help the people we support thrive, not just survive.

 We are 

 culturally safe 

We nurture an inclusive culture that promotes value and respect for everyone.

Partnerships, networks and collaborations

YFS is proud to be affiliated with the following companies and organisations.