We began from humble beginnings in 1958 working with a few hundred young people in Adelaide. Now support over 60,000 people of all ages, nationally, every year.

For six decades, we have helped many generations of people to find a safe place to sleep, develop new skills, gain and sustain employment, finish school and reconnect with their families.

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To celebrate, all our sites across Australia held early Birthday parties and stopped at the same time to mark the occasion. CEO Paul Edginton made a speech from the Head Office celebration, which was broadcast live via Facebook during the festivities.

Watch Paul’s address here.

Thank you to all the staff, volunteers, donors, supporters and clients that have contributed to SYC over its rich history. Check out all the photos from our site Birthday parties.

Check out the photo gallery here.