Backed by SSFS
EDYS became a project of Sutherland Shire Family Services since early 2015, and has become the hub of their Youth & Family programs offering casework and information, support and activities that encourage informed decision making, positive choices and healthy relationships.
Sutherland Shire Family Services (SSFS) has been providing support services to families within our community for 30 years, particularly those who have been impacted by disadvantage, violence and trauma. In particular, we are key service in the local area and work with hundreds of women and children impacted by family and domestic violence. Through providing these services, we contribute to the promotion and maintenance of safety and wellbeing among all family members. We also offer family caseworker services, therapeutic & educational programs, childcare & supported playgroups, and Aboriginal Family support services.
EDYS and Sutherland Shire Family Services provide valuable community resources and support programs, both through in-school & outreach initiatives, school holiday activities, local youth events as well as parenting teens programs. Taking referrals from schools, other services and self-referrals, EDYS works individually with young people and/or their families across a broad range of issues such as adolescent/parent conflict, family violence, peer relationships, mental health, sexuality as well as living and social skills.