Weave began over 40 years ago, when a group of local Aboriginal parents concerned for the welfare of their children on the streets late at night pushed for the creation of a local youth service. Since then, we have grown and evolved in response to what the community needs, providing responsive, collaborative and consistent support in ways that really matter. Over the years we’ve made a difference to four generations of families. While we’re proud to have come this far, we also understand there is still so much work to be done.

1993

Sydney Youth Services incorporated as a not-for-profit organisation.

2006

The Shop Women’s and Children’s Centre became part of South Sydney Youth Services.

2011

Renamed Weave Youth Family Community to better reflect the organisation and its range of services.

2013

Rebranded and renamed as Weave Youth & Community Services.

2016

Weave undertook an external evaluation — Stories of Lived Experience — to unearth insights into Weave’s service delivery, impact and contribute learnings to the sector.

2018

Long-time CEO Shane Brown resigned after 35 years of service and commitment to the organisation. We thank him and honour him for all that he made possible.

1976

Sydney Youth Services established by local parents who were concerned about the welfare of children on the street.

2001

Received charity status. Kool Kids Club pilot launched in La Perouse.

2010

Weave Arts Centre established.

2012

Weave’s new faculty at Waterloo Oval and Fernside Skatepark officially launched.

2014

Weave voluntarily achieved national accreditation at certificate level under ASES.

2017

Weave Community Hub opened its doors in Wooloomooloo. Weave celebrated 40 years of stories.