For over 40 years, Yfoundations has served as the NSW peak body providing a voice for children and young people at risk of and experiencing homelessness, as well as the services that provide direct support to them.

Yfoundations is proudly a membership-based organisation with a network of over 50 organisations across NSW.

We aim to create a future without youth homelessness by campaigning for children and young people experiencing and at risk of homelessness. We work collaboratively with service providers, NGOs, government departments and community members to provide advocacy, sector development and policy advice, health projects, research, and services for children and young people.

The name 'Yfoundations' reflects the fundamental principle on which our work is based. We believe an essential key to ending youth homelessness is supporting the growth and development of all children and young people through five foundations.

The Five Foundations

Yfoundations celebrates diversity in all forms and believes diversity among our staff and Board makes Yfoundations a more effective organisation.

We always welcome feedback from the sector and community members on our work and efforts towards inclusivity and solidarity. We acknowledge that this work is ongoing and must continuously evolve.

Yfoundations is not a crisis service. If you are experiencing homelessness, please call Link2home on 1800 152 152 or visit askizzy.org.au


Welcome Here Project

We are a proud member of ACON’s Welcome Here Project. As a member, we support the following project commitments:

  • Welcome and include LGBTIQA+ people
  • Create positive change in your local community
  • Celebrate LGBTIQA+ Diversity