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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Logan Youth Foyer Residents Collaborate With Local Artists To Design Mural

When the Logan Youth Foyer was built in 2019 the young people felt the building needed more colour and with help from local artists this dream is becoming a reality. Residents of the foyer have been working with local indigenous artist Jess McKinnon and Rekon Youth artists Rolanda and Paora on the design. Attending meetings,…

Foyer Student Achieves Professional Goals In Challenging Times

Foyer Foundation are very proud of Shepparton Youth Foyer student Jannat, who is on her way to moving out of the youth foyer to pursue her dreams, as showcased by Berry Street this month. Jannat first moved to the Shepparton Youth Foyer when she was 18, still in high school and was at risk of…

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Call For Federal Government To Tackle Youth Homelessness

Mission Australia is calling the Federal Government to proactively tackle youth homelessness, especially in COVID-19. It comes on the back of newly released findings from the charity’s youth survey, which revealed one in six (17.1 per cent) young people aged 15 to 19 have experienced homelessness. Mission Australia CEO James Toomey told Pro Bono News…

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