For Scott, living at the Logan Youth Foyer has given him confidence, support and taught him life-changing skills.
“The Logan Youth Foyer teaches you how to live independently. It’s great because you’re not worried about being homeless. You have utilities that work, a roof over your head and support system in place to back you up and give you the help that you need to grow and learn,” Scott says.
The Logan Youth Foyer provides accommodation for young people aged 16 to 25 who need a safe and stable environment to live in and who are committed to engaging in education, training or work.
Scott previously lived at the Logan Youth Foyer and returned to live there 6 months ago after moving into a share house.
“I returned to the Logan Youth Foyer because it was the best place for me. I had lived with people I shouldn’t have and that was a mistake. That’s OK because you can learn lessons from mistakes.”
In between working and searching for study options, Scott spends his spare time playing basketball, reading, writing stories and participating in the Logan Youth Foyer leadership team.
“The leadership team provides a mentoring role to other residents and we help improve things in the complex, for instance, we recently we managed to get a compost bin installed. We also help plan events so we can socialise and get to know each other,” says Scott.
As to where his experience at Logan Youth Foyer will take him, Scott says, “I’m planning to stay until I am able to find my own place that is suited to me. I’ve learnt all the basic skills I need to know, I’ve learnt how to cook, clean, budget and save, those are good skills to have and will set me up to further myself beyond the Logan Youth Foyer.”