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A pathway to independence

Vulnerable young people struggling to find and sustain long-term housing will have access to new supported housing on the Gold Coast and in Townsville, and an expanded service in Logan.

The Queensland Government’s investment in youth foyers will provide young people aged between 16 and 25 with an opportunity to live independently, while receiving the necessary assistance to become confident, strong and self-supporting.

Youth foyers are internationally recognised for providing secure and affordable housing while delivering social and economic benefits for young people and the community.

The single occupancy, self-contained studio units in the youth foyers have controlled access and are staffed 24/7 by professional youth support workers.

On-site computer-based technology, and education and career planning advice, create a supported environment conducive to further education and training.

The foyers also offer the opportunity to learn and practice the rights and responsibilities of being a tenant in a safe and secure environment before moving into independent housing options.



Last updated 11 June 2017    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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