The social and economic impact of Youth Foyers.
The Under One Roof Report, commissioned by the Foyer Foundation, provides clear evidence Youth Foyers break cycles of disadvantage to unlock thriving futures for young people by offering integrated supports.
Of the 44,000 young people who present to Specialist Homelessness Services each year, three in five return. Many more couch-surf or live in unsafe homes. These experiences contribute to disengagement from school – young people experiencing homelessness are less likely to complete year 12 and are more likely to be unemployed.
Youth Foyers provide an effective, evidence-based solution that gives young people a way to overcome homelessness and change their life trajectory in under 2 years. Foyers can be delivered in partnership with Federal and state governments and the private sector, leading to long-term successes for young people, their families and communities, and our broader economy.
Investing in a growth strategy towards 50 Youth Foyers would transform the lives of 20,000 young people experiencing cycles of disadvantage, leading to a benefit of $950M in avoided costs by 2030 and $2.9B by 2040.