Our Programs

Youth Foyers

Youth Foyers

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

The Gold Coast Youth Foyer currently has no vacancies.  

For future referrals refer to our General Info and Eligibility Flyer.

To speak to a member of the Foyer team, call (07) 5649 5940.

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How Have We Helped?

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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.

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!!

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

There are many reasons why an individual or family could suddenly find themselves in financial crises. GCYS may be able to help.

If you are struggling with unmanageable debts, it’s important you act quickly – the first step in taking control of the situation is to ask for help.

Visit our Need More page and click on Financial Assistance for an additional list of services that can provide material aid, advice and support to help you manage your debts and get you back on track.

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 outbreak of COVID-19, the GCYS will continue to provide services however, we are asking people to make safe choices to help stop possible transmission. Therefore we are asking people not to come into the service and to call us instead where possible.