YFS is a not-for-profit organisation that backs vulnerable people in the Logan and surrounding area to overcome adversity and to thrive.
Since 1983, we’ve been building people’s capacity to live independently and participate in our local community through:
- social enterprises that build employment prospects
- programs that help homeless people get into long-term housing
- our work to reduce the prevalence of domestic and family violence.
Our 2018-21 Strategic Plan outlines our current priorities.
BUILDING INDEPENDENCE & PARTICIPATION
We deliver quality services and have high expectations
We act honestly and openly
We think and act with confidence about people and the future
We persist to overcome barriers and adversity with our clients
What we stand for
We are committed to responding in the best ways possible for people who have experienced or are experiencing trauma.
The YFS Trauma Responsive Practice Framework is based on research and input from YFS staff.
It outlines a YFS understanding of trauma and its impacts and helps us respond to people who have experienced or are experiencing trauma.
In providing our services, we are committed to a strengths-based approach that recognises trauma, understands the effects it has on individuals, families and communities and is sensitive and responsive to these effects.
We believe that through this approach, our needs-based service delivery will also support healing and recovery from trauma.
Child and youth risk management
YFS is dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
In line with our legal and moral obligations, we will contact relevant authorities when we are concerned about a child’s safety.
We are committed to preventing child abuse, identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.
Read our Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy to find out more.
At YFS, you’ll be inspired, encouraged and supported to overcome adversities that might be holding you down, so you can thrive in life.
YFS is dedicated to developing and providing services based on respect and understanding of First Nations peoples, knowledge, cultures and values.
YFS values diversity and inclusion to maintain the dignity, rights and wellbeing of our clients and staff.
Our commitment to quality
YFS has quality assurance and national accreditation in the following areas.
ISO 9001 Quality Management System
National Community Legal Centre Accreditation
Human Services Quality Standards (Department of Communities funded programs)