A great place
We are known for finding innovative ways of making a real difference to people’s lives.
We change lives for the better
- 95% of our staff say YFS helps them make a difference in their chosen fields.
- Only 74% of staff working in the health and community sector feel the same way.
- We are known for finding innovative ways of making a real difference to people’s lives.
Our Theory of Change recognises that backing people to thrive requires excellent evidence-based service delivery, integrated approaches, and advocacy to influence the wider environment.
We have more than 170 staff.
We operate community programs tackling big issues like homelessness and domestic violence.
On average, we back about 16,000 vulnerable people each year.
Our vision is to build independence and participation. Our purpose is about backing vulnerable people to overcome adversity and to thrive.
We are the leading community services organisation based in Logan. We also operate in the Scenic Rim and Redlands.
We operate from two campuses: Slacks Creek and Jimboomba.
“The clients that come to us are in vulnerable situations and we’re here to help them when life is at its toughest. I love that I can help improve their situations, whether it be by sourcing accommodation, advising of benefits available or simply by being that person who makes them feel heard in their time of need. This isn’t just a job to me, it’s a way to make a difference.”
“As an employee at YFS, you really are in a unique position. You can rely on colleagues from so many different programs for advice. There really is a lot of support and expertise on offer at YFS to empower you to make a difference.”
Improve our effectiveness in helping vulnerable people achieve long-term change
Increase our capacity to resource innovation, infrastructure and ongoing improvement
Engage and equip our workforce, management team and Board to succeed in our dynamic environment
Be recognised as an innovative, nimble organisation that effectively builds people’s capacity for independence and participation