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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…

Advantaged Thinking in a time of crisis

The philosophy of Advantaged Thinking is fundamental to the development and operation of accredited Youth Foyers in Australia.. It was devised by the UK based Colin Falconer (pictured above) during his 14 years as director of innovation at the UK Foyer Federation. At its core, Advantaged Thinking is the recognition that all young people have…

Foyer Oxford is at the Heart of a Close-knit Perth Neighbourhood

Leederville in Perth’s inner city has become one of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Its bustling retail and café strip is usually filled with students and young workers employed in creative pursuits – though COVID 19 related events this last week have made for a more subdued atmosphere. But let’s cast back to earlier times…

Youth Foyers prepare young residents for COVID19 impact

Youth Foyers across Australia are adopting measures to protect its young residents and staff as the rate of the COVID19 virus increases Australia-wide by the day. Containment measures including hand washing, sanitising, office, apartment and communal room cleaning regimes have been ongoing, but the very nature of Youth Foyers as vibrant hubs of youthful activity…

ABC calls for youth to ‘takeover’ Melbourne and make a difference

Get ready for your close-up young residents at Youth Foyers in Victoria. The ABC is calling on year 10 students across greater Melbourne (and those of equivalent age outside formal education) to share a story about their life through a new ABC initiative, the Takeover Melbourne competition. Takeover Melbourne intends to create a powerful platform…

Meet Foyer Foundation’s new CEO Katie Hooper

Katie Hooper joined the Foyer Foundation in February 2020 after more than decade as the CEO of Foster Care Association of Victoria.  A month into the new role she has discovered the strengths of the Foyer movement and the people who power it. “Thank you to the broader Foyer community for the warm welcome I…

So, what is an ‘Impact Framework’?

Niro Kandasamy, Senior Research Officer at the Foyer Foundation and teacher in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne explains. The Foyer Foundation Impact Framework aims to capture outcomes for Foyer-connected young people across Australia. It is underpinned by the Foyer Foundation’s efforts to support the development of quality Youth…