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Youth Foyers

Youth Foyers

Integrated learning and accommodation settings for young people 16-24 years.

General information

The Gold Coast Youth Foyer is an exciting ‘point in time’ model which invests in young people aged 16 to 25 who are at risk or experiencing homelessness, aiming to promote their individual talents and skills to complete their employment and educational goals.  

The Gold Coast Youth Foyer has 40 one-bedroom apartments, all of which are fully furnished for eligible participants for up to 24 months.

Situated in the heart of Southport, The Foyer is close to schools, TAFE, Universities, diverse employment opportunities, beaches, walkways and much more.

This program is a springboard for young people who are motivated to partner with The GC Youth Foyer and commit to “the Deal”.

Using the Advantaged Thinking Framework, The GC Youth Foyer will focus on participants strengths, assets, and resources to help build their self-efficacy and personal competency to uphold “the deal” and achieve their educational and or employment goals.

In partnership with our key partners in CHL and the DCHDE, we will work collaboratively with the participants and their supports to increase sustainable community connections
and supports to assist participants accomplish their goals, and ultimately create a better future!!

The Gold Coast Youth Foyers currently has no vacancies, once vacancies occur these will be posted onto QHIP as well as our website. In September 2021, the GCYS will be providing information sessions and resources regarding eligibility and allocation processes again please keep an eye out on our website for more information.
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Due to COVID-19 we ask that you please call before visiting.
We are open Monday to Friday (exclusive of public holidays) from 9am to 5pm. Young people are welcome to access our free facilities from 9am to 3pm. Please check in on arrival to access our bathroom, kitchen, laundry, computer & clothing services.

Our Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision

A Gold Coast city where young people are hopeful about their future valued and supported to realise their full potential.

Our Mission

To be a leading non-profit organisation that supports homeless and disadvantaged young people on the Gold Coast, making long lasting and positive changes through:

  • Information and support
  • housing and tenancy support
  • emergency assistance
Our Values

Social justice is about young people receiving a ‘fair go’ at the opportunities in life. It is about recognising that we are all different and respecting the inclusion and tolerance of all.

The aim of the Gold Coast Youth Service is that young people’s rights are recognised, and that they are consulted in appropriate and meaningful ways and have the opportunity to participate in decision-making that affects their lives.

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Emergency Relief Program

GCYS may be able to help.

The Emergency Relief program provides financial and/or material support to meet the immediate need of people in financial crises. The program is open to all age groups.

With the current outbreak of the COVID- 19 the GCYS will continue to provide services however, we are asking people to make safe choices and to help stop the possible transmission of COVID -19.

Therefore we are asking people not to come into the service and to call us instead where possible.

Current health advice includes social distancing (1.5 metres) and good hygiene practices including regular hand washing with soap. If you need soap we have popped some into our Street Library for easy access – a good book is there too, if you are thinking of staying home.