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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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Report Highlights Integrated Housing Needs for Youth 

Core to the Foyer Foundation’s work is compiling threads of research, evaluation and thinking for a solution in youth homelessness. The Foyer Foundation are delighted to see a clear policy development option of Youth Foyers in the recently published report from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Redesign of a homelessness service system for…

Faffing About

Thanks to some students at Foyer Oxford (Perth), we have titled our redesigned eNewsletter Foyer Foundation Faff.  When CEO Katie Hooper tested the name with GOTAFE Shepparton and Logan Youth Foyer in Queensland, they wondered if it was for ‘Facts and Figures from Foyer Foundation’, ‘Fairy tales and facts from Foyer Foundation’, so many more…

Advantage Thinking in Practice During a Pandemic

Youth Foyers across Australia have completed much of their business continuity planning and are moving into implementation and the new ‘business as usual’. A special shout out to Launch Housing (Education First Youth Foyer (EFYF) at Kangan and EFYF at Holmesglen Foyers), Berry Street (EFYF at GOTAFE) and Anglicare WA (Foyer Oxford) for taking the…

Inaugural Ambassador for Foyer Foundation – Chloe Shorten

Chloe Shorten, first Ambassador of the Foyer Foundation Melbourne, April 15, 2020 It’s with great delight that we announce that Chloe Shorten has been appointed the inaugural Ambassador of the Foyer Foundation, the national not-for-profit organisation that supports the connection of homeless young people with education and housing. Ms Shorten is a passionate advocate for…

Foyer Foundation Updates

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