Launch Housing operates two Education First Youth Foyers – Holmesglen Foyer, based at Holmesglen Institute’s Waverley campus, and Kangan Foyer, based at the Kangan Institute, Broadmeadows.
The Education First Youth (EFY) Foyer provides an integrated education and support model for 40 students living in independent studio apartments on a single site. The emphasis is on enabling young people to commit to and achieve their education and employment goals and at the end of their stay move into private rental.
Key services include accommodation, education, employment, health and wellbeing, social connections, civic participation and housing and living skills. Students will complete a Certificate 1 in Developing Independence through Kangan Institute. This takes three months in addition to a student’s main education and is a offered as a skill building, coaching and motivational course.
EFY Foyers provide a distinctive approach to assisting young people facing barriers to education. Staff work to coach and develop students rather than adopting a traditional case management approach, students enter into a two way ‘Something for Something’ deal between the foyer and the student, attached you will also find ‘The Deal’.
Students will pay 25%of their income + $10/week for utilities for rent.
EFY Foyers are funded by the State Government of Victoria.