Making a difference in youth homelessness

How Foyers Work

Foyers are integrated learning and accommodation settings for young people, typically aged 16 – 24 years, who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

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What We Do

The Foyer Foundation was established in 2008 to support the growth and development of the Australian Foyer Movement, similar to the United Kingdom’s Foyer Federation.

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Information & Resources

The Foyer Foundation is a national charity that connect homelesss young people with education and housing to achieve independence.

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Foyer Life

Foyer Foundation's quality assurance framework
Our well-attended annual event
Community of Practice
The Foyer national community of practice
Research and Impact
Outcomes and evidence-based research on Foyers programs

Foyers In Australia

Foyers are integrated learning and accommodation settings for young people, typically aged 16 – 24 years, who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Foyers provide a point in time service that enable young people in transition to develop and achieve educational and employment pathways, exiting in a sustainable way from welfare and service dependence. While there are programs in both the education and homelessness sectors that seek to support young people experiencing disadvantage with their education or accommodation across Australia, there are almost no fully integrated service models focused on education and employment outcomes.

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Foyer Central joins the Foyer Family

Welcome Foyer Central! Opening in February 2021, a newly constructed campus comprising 53 studio apartments located in Chippendale. More than just student accommodation, Foyer Central will be built on a foundation of diversity and learning cultivated by the community of motivated young people who will live there. Foyer Central is a collaboration between partner organisations…

Foyer Foundation Annual Report

Firstly, a big thank you to all our Foyers for their support in providing us information and images for our 2019-2020 Annual Report. We’re excited to say it is done and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed showcasing the inspiring and committed work of the Foyers during the last 12…

Foyer Feature: Education First Youth Foyer (EFYF) GoTafe

This time we’re showcasing a Victorian Foyer, Education First Youth Foyer (EFYF) GoTafe known to us at the Foyer Foundation as, Shepp Foyer. The first thing you notice when you visit Shepp Foyer (whether that is via a drive up the Goulburn Valley Fwy or clicking on their social media pages) is that they do…

Foyer Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

The Foyer Foundation is very excited to welcome new Board Member Rhys Edwards. Director, Rhys Edwards has joined, representing us in Tasmania. Foyer Foundation is excited to be developing sites in Australia’s southern state and having Rhys on the team fills us with confidence for the future of Foyer. Foyer Foundation CEO Katie Hooper announced…

Foyer Foundation Updates

Our occasional newsletter for Foyer industry, government and interested to follow our initiatives and news.