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

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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Podcast #4 – Ben and Commissioner Liana Buchanan

  This is a MUST LISTEN podcast for today….. Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People, Liana Buchanan and Ben, post Foyer Shepparton resident, discuss Foyer life, Youth mental health, Homelessness services, advocacy and more. Foyer young people forever blow us away by sharing their personal journeys and thoughts for continually improving outcomes for other…

MEET WILLOW: Learning to live independently at Logan Youth Foyer

Being so young, it’s great that I can start my life with the support provided here Having just turned 18, Willow moved into the Logan Youth Foyer a month ago. “Being so young, it’s great that I can start my life with the support provided here,” she says. The Logan Youth Foyer provides accommodation for…

Scott’s life changing skills

For Scott, living at the Logan Youth Foyer has given him confidence, support and taught him life-changing skills. “The Logan Youth Foyer teaches you how to live independently. It’s great because you’re not worried about being homeless. You have utilities that work, a roof over your head and support system in place to back you…

A Conversation With Foyer Resident Rain And Foyer Chair Keith Bryant

Recently we caught up up Foyer resident Rain and the chair of the Foyer Foundation Board, Keith Bryant for the third episode of the Foyer Foundations podcast, Blown Away: Conversations In Youth Foyers. Two very different personalities and experiences came together connecting on the importance of the Foyer model. From living in a  youth refuge…

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