What does independence and participation mean?
YFS helps people in Logan and surrounds build independence and participation.
To achieve independence, we believe everyone needs:
- a home
- a decent income
- connections with others
- hope for the future.
YFS works mainly with people who are missing one or more of these foundation elements – people who are experiencing poverty or overcoming challenges.
As an organisation and as a community we need to do what it takes to help people gain the resources, skills and supports they need to thrive. For people who have lived in poverty for generations, this can be a slow process.
Closing the Gap
YFS’ vision for reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is to develop and provide services based on respect and understanding. YFS acknowledges the past and works to build independence, participation and closing the unacceptable gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australian’s health and wellbeing.