Publication Details

Keevers, L. (2015). A community to call home: An analysis of the Southern Youth and Family Services' (SYFS) approaches to reducing youth homelessness and disadvantage. Wollongong: Southern Youth and Family Services.


The NSW government's stated approach to the reduction and prevention of homelessness is focused on ensuring service approaches are evidenced-based and funding is needs-based (NSW Department of Family & Community Services, 2012). Despite the recognition of homelessness in the research and policy agenda, relatively little has been published about the practices effective in assisting young people to avoid or exit homelessness. The findings from this study build on previous research and inform this developing policy and research area by contributing to the evidence on what works well in supporting young people who are homeless or at risk ofhomelessness