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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Foyer Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

The Foyer Foundation is very excited to welcome new Board Member Rhys Edwards. Director, Rhys Edwards has joined, representing us in Tasmania. Foyer Foundation is excited to be developing sites in Australia’s southern state and having Rhys on the team fills us with confidence for the future of Foyer. Foyer Foundation CEO Katie Hooper announced…

Listen to Episode One of the Foyer Foundation Podcast

Welcome to the first episode of Blown Away: Conversations In Youth Foyers with Chloe Shorten and Lelani Nelson. Chloe Shorten is a mother, author and inaugural ambassador for the Foyer Foundation. Lelani Nelson is a student, youth advisor and Foyer resident. The two sat down for a virtual cup of tea, to discuss the challenges…

Northern Territory Appoint Two Housing Ministers

Great news in the Northern Territory with the appointment of two housing ministers. This month Kate Worden was appointed the new Minister for Territory Families and Urban Housing and Chansey Paech as the new Minister for Remote Housing and Town Camps. NT Shelter’s Executive Officer Peter McMillan said “Housing is a key portfolio in Government…

Foyer Foundation Support R U OK? Day 2020

Foyer Foundation show their support of R U OK? Day today, and everyday. R U OK?’s vision is a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide. Their mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life. This year has presented a…

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