Welfare organisation the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) and the Foyer Foundation are joining forces to expand national projects around young people who have been homeless or at risk of homelessness – offering accommodation, education and preparation for employment, Pro Bono News reports.

The two organisations announced a two-year partnership at the National Foyer Conference in Sydney to work together on measures including a “community of practice” for agencies which run Youth Foyers in Australia.

Youth Foyers began in France after World War II (foyer means hearth in French) to support young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness to secure work and has spread to other countries, including Australia.

The Brotherhood said the Youth Foyers were “different from most other services” for this group of young people because they integrated housing, education, training and assistance with health, well-being and finding employment and helping them develop the skills needed to lead productive adult lives.

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