Perth, WA, Tuesday 25 September & Wednesday 26 September 2018.
SPECIAL BULLETIN August 2018
Learn about a key solution to youth homelessness at the conference Harnessing potential: the Australian Foyer Movement.
The Foyer Foundation is a national learning and advocacy body, working in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence, to advocate a reformist approach to the challenge of youth homelessness in Australia.
The foundation is convening its Conference 2018 on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 September. Hosted by Anglicare WA, this lively forum for ideas will take place in Perth.
Please visit the conference website to book your tickets.
WHAT ARE FOYERS?
Foyers are integrated learning and accommodation settings for young people in transition who lack the support of family and are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Many are leaving the child protection system.
A Foyer is more than another building or traditional welfare program. It taps into the goals and ambitions of young people and nurtures their talents while building practical skills for life.
Guest speakers include:
- Brendan Murray, a pioneer educator and advocate for young people experiencing disadvantage. Brendan was the founding Executive Principal of Parkville College, a Victorian Government school for youth in custody
- Colin Falconer, UK architect and proponent of the international Foyer movement
- Sally James, Head of Youth Programs at the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Conference will bring together Foyer operators, young Foyer residents, representaives from governments at all levels, welfare and support groups, businesses and philanthropists, to learn, collaborate and network.
We are delighted to invite you to join us at this national event and be part of the growing Australian Foyer movement.
Don’t miss out. Book your tickets now: http://conference.foyer.org.au/
67 Brunswick Street Fitzroy, Vic. 3065
Phone: (03) 9483 1183
Fax: (03) 9417 2691
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Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia