Foyer Port Adelaide

South Australia’s first and only youth Foyer accommodation service, Foyer Port Adelaide supports young people to engage with education, training or work, and to identify and achieve their goals.

Like everyone at St John’s Youth Services, the Foyer Port Adelaide team wholeheartedly believes in and values young people.

Located in the heart of Port Adelaide, Foyer Port Adelaide is a partnership between the Department of Human Services and St John’s Youth Services. Comprised of 23 independent apartments, the Foyer is an inspiring living and working environment that encourages independence, community belonging and wellbeing. Our work with young people at Foyer is founded on an ‘Advantaged Thinking’ approach, which is focused on developing young people’s potential. Advantaged thinking promotes strengths, and recognises that working towards young people’s aspirations and dreams is just as important as meeting their immediate needs. Young people are encouraged to develop their talents, supported to achieve their education, training and/or employment goals and to create amazing futures.

Based on the ‘Foyer Deal’, young people and the Foyer team engage in a mutual contractual relationship. The young person agrees to engage with what the Foyer has to offer, and the Foyer team commits to tailoring this offer so each young person is provided with the support and resources they need to succeed.

Foyer Port Adelaide is one of nine accredited youth Foyers in Australia, which means it has undertaken a rigorous process to demonstrate its effectiveness at helping young people break the cycle of homelessness and to build skills for life.

Applying to Foyer Port Adelaide

Young people can apply themselves for an apartment at Foyer Port Adelaide or be referred by a support worker, such as a school counsellor.

Foyer may be the right choice for you if you:

  • are aged between 16-21 and are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness,
  • are engaged in education, employment and/or training or actively working towards this,
  • have a regular income (this can include a Centrelink independent allowance),
  • have the capacity to live independently,
  • can commit to participating in programs offered,
  • are willing to sign an agreement (the ‘Deal’) demonstrating your commitment to participating in the Foyer community.

If you meet the eligibility criteria above and think Foyer Port Adelaide could be a good fit, complete the Foyer Application Form and submit it to

Click here to download the Foyer Application Form.

For more information, email us or call Foyer Port Adelaide on 8447 1090. 

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