Foyer Warrnambool is a youth accommodation residence that provides opportunities for young people aged 16 to 25 years to engage in individual and group activities aimed at developing the skills necessary to build independence and stability.
Our Foyer is home to up to 16 young people who have required to access it as an alternative housing source due to a variety of reason. Foyer residents have secure, affordable accommodation at the Foyer, but they are all part of the wider Foyer community, many aspects of living at the Foyer incorporate navigating communal living, so that brings a sense of connectedness.
What does living at the Foyer look like?
- It’s a place to call home. You will live in your own unit, learning housing skills to prepare you for your own place one day soon.
- We’ll teach you how to manage your finances so that you can achieve your goals and manage independently.
- You will be supported by Foyer mentors and peers to make the most of the oppertunity to get ahead.
- Education is a key component to gaining adult independence for life. We’ll look at your goals and find pathways.
How to Apply to Live at Foyer Warrnambool
Young people can apply through the Brophy Intake service to be considered for the Foyer. Successful applicants are subject to a Rooming House Tenancy Lease through Barwon Child Youth and Families, and engage with a Youth Development Worker to collaborate and formulate goals based on individual talents, dreams and aspirations.
Transitional Housing Support Service
Transitional Housing Support Service provides case management support to youth aged between 15–25 years who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. This support may include counselling, crisis resolution, life skills development and advocacy to access appropriate long term housing, training and employment goals.
I called Brophy and explained my housing situation, I met with the engagement and intake worker and we worked out that the Foyer would be a soultion for me.
I have been a resident for eight months and am starting to plan my exit into independant living. I’ve learned SO MUCH!
And it’s been a safe and stable place to regroup at.