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 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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New Headspace Monash to open in October

We are very excited by the news of a new headspace centre opening this year. Read the media release below:   A new headspace centre in the City of Monash is planned to open in October 2020 and a consortium led by Alfred Health will deliver the centre and associated services, following a competitive tender process by Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN). headspace Monash is for young people aged 12 to 25 years who are seeking early intervention mental health…

Foyer Warrnambool Celebrates 100th Resident

Well done to Foyer Warrnambool in Victoria that has celebrated their 100th resident, as celebration by Warrnambool’s The Standard this week. Foyer Warrnambool has helped 100 youth since it was established in 2013. Located at 210 Timor Street, Warrnambool, Foyer manager Jenny Hand celebrated 100th resident Tori Buchanan like most great celebration; with chocolate cake…

Examples Of Leadership From Females In The Australian Foyers.

Reflecting on 10 years since Julia Gillard became Prime Minister, we look at the leadership shown by females in the Australian Foyers. Working and learning in a wide variety of industries, here’s a few examples of the strong leadership within the Australian Youth Foyers: Rikiesha is completing a traineeship with the Attorney General’s Office and…

Foyer Feature: Port Adelaide

Foyer Port Adelaide is located in a repurposed 1800s hotel in the port-side region of Adelaide, 14km northwest of the Adelaide CBD. The development was saved as a heritage listed building and contributes significantly to community activity and business renewal in the immediate precinct, with the revitalisation prompting renewed retail investment in Port Adelaide. Situated…

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