These five foundations are vital to the growth and development of all children and young people:

  • Safety and Stability
  • Home and Place
  • Health and Wellness
  • Connections and Participation
  • Education and Employment.

Each foundation represents an important component of a child's and young person’s developmental process. These foundations are interrelated, work across systems and combine to create pathways out of homelessness.

In addition to secure, safe and affordable housing for young people, access to mechanisms that support the development and attainment of each foundation will make it more likely for a child or young person to enter adulthood with the skills, interests, competencies and healthy behaviours necessary to realise and attain their full potential and build a bright and productive future.