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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Accreditation
Foyer Foundation's quality assurance framework
Events
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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Nancy Oziya, best dressed

Fashion designer Nancy Oziya (above left) – an alumni of the Broadmeadows Education First Youth Foyer – was at the Arts Centre, Melbourne on December 5 to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of social enterprise The Social Studio. Nancy is pictured with journalist and TV presenter, Jan Fran , who wore one of Nancy’s designs…

Gold Coast Turns Sod At Its First Youth Foyer

The Gold Coast’s new Youth Foyer is on track to begin construction. On Tuesday (December 3), Queensland Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni (pictured centre, above) turned the sod on the new Youth Foyer at its vacant site in Southport. “We are working with the Gold Coast community to build something that meets…

More Vocational Training Needed To Reduce Youth Unemployment

Nearly one in five unemployed young people have been out of work for a year or more, according to a disturbing new report out today from the Brotherhood of St Laurence. The report,  ‘Prosperity’s Children’ reveals that more than 46,000 Australian jobseekers aged 15 to 24 meet the definition of ‘long term unemployed’. This means…

Meet Jasmine Lind, manager, Logan Foyer Brisbane

Logan Youth Foyer Support Service (LYFSS) is located 25  kilometres south of Brisbane’s CBD and is home to single, young people aged 16 to 25. The Logan Foyer has been operated by Wesley Mission Queensland since it opened in 2009 and offers accommodation in furnished 16 one-bedroom units and 18 studio units. In July 2019…

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