Cork Foyer, the big white house at the top of the hill, is a transitional housing and training centre for young people aged 18 to 25 who were homeless or who are at risk of becoming homelessness. We aim to provide young people with a comfortable home and an environment that is conducive to learning, allowing young people to focus solely on their future during their stay.
The Foyer’s highly motivated staff team strives to encourage young people to develop independent living skills through clear cut support plans, internal training programmes and by positively encouraging young people to believe in their own ability, talent and skill set.
The facilities and services at the Foyer actively break down barriers to personal development and encourage young people to participate both within the Foyer and within their local community. Through strong partnerships, the Foyer is able to offer a spacious garden, a toddler play park with mini pet farm, a seasonal garden cafe and a community bicycle project whilst being only a 10 minute stroll from the City centre.
The Cork Foyer’s annual family fun day, in conjunction with The 9th Lifelong Learning Festival, took place on April 1st. The day was a resounding success; we were delighted to see a large turnout of families..
The Cork Foyer held its second FETAC awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of its horticultural students.
The theme, “Big Society” aimed to offer delegates a wide perspective on the role of young people in shaping their communities.
The Foyer Project took the opportunity to showcase its work at the first Blarney in Bloom Garden Fair on 11th June 2011.
Organised by RAPID, the Cork Foyer Community Garden provided an ideal setting to hold an outdoor celebration on 10th June 2011.
The day was packed with lots of fun including, storytelling workshops, the Agri Mobile Farm and a Children’s Entertainer.
Cork City Council Staff Members and a Cork Foyer Resident Visit Sardinia
The innovative work of this Housing and Communities initiative continues to be recognised both home and abroad.
The Foyer Federation Quality Panel formally congratulated Cork Foyer in August 2010 on achieving their Quality Status Mark.
The Cork Foyer held its first FETAC awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of its budding horticulturists.
Recent opening of a new Mini Pet Farm to complement the Cork Foyer Garden Project.
Residents and commercial owners have been encouraged to create floral displays within Blackpool Village.
Selected players from Cork were given the opportunity to show their skills along with over 268 other soccer players from all around Ireland.
Cork Foyer participated in this year’s Lifelong Learning Festival in Cork with a family fun day.
Experience a rural farmyard in an urban setting as part of the 7th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival.
The transformation of a piece of hillside at the rear of the Foyer into a multifunction recreational and education area.
The five aside ‘Street Soccer League’ started again on the 2nd February 2009 with six teams entering in total.
Towards the end of 2008, the Foyer embarked on an ambitious Garden Project.
Following the completion of the 2008 summer term internal programmes held at the Foyer, residents recently celebrated their achievements with a summer barbeque.
The Conference of the Isle is considered to be the most important housing events of the year.
The Foyers close links with its Northern Ireland counterparts provided the first opportunity for five Foyer residents to share their cultural differences.
“Football on Friday” in the Foyer has been running, with great success in the Glen Resource Centre since October 2006.
Cork Foyer, has recently received electrical goods from their local Currys store to complement and add to training courses available in the facility.
A pre-Christmas awards ceremony is being planned to mark the success and achievements of the Cork Foyer.
Cork Foyer arranged an Away Day at the Commons Inn on 2nd May 2007, involving key Stakeholders, Foyer staff, Foyer residents and members of the Management Committee.