Logan-based support services organisation YFS Ltd responded to almost 9,000 requests for information or help last financial year, and provided case work, case management or legal representation to more than 4,000 people.
But YFS CEO Cath Bartolo prefers to focus on the individual people who make up these statistics.
At its Annual General Meeting this week, YFS released its 2014-2015 Annual Report, ‘YFS is People’.
The report focuses on stories told by individuals, showcasing the achievements of YFS’ clients – the capable, active people who are building better lives – and the YFS staff who never give up and steadfastly stand by them.
Ms Bartolo said the report detailed YFS’ achievements, highlights and statistics for 2014-15. It also includes a concise financial report.
“The report demonstrates how YFS works with the people of Logan and surrounds to build independence and participation. We strive for a community of active people fully engaged in economic, social and community life,” she said.
“This was an exciting year. We established new services including a youth substance abuse program, an intensive family support program for very vulnerable families, an initiative to help people with a disability prepare for the NDIS and a new youth service,” she said.
“We also achieved strong growth in our social enterprises, including our electronic waste recycling business Substation33, where more than 300 people gained work experience and skills.”
“We’re very proud of our achievements and we look forward to continue to work with our community partners to support people in Logan and surrounds,” Ms Bartolo added.