Melbourne's secondary school students have followed on a theme of homelessness to bring awareness to Homelessness Week (7-13 Aug). Respectfully, the students were not allowed to take pictures of real homeless people. This exhibition of inspiring images will run for the month of August at the cafe, so come along and be inspired, support the program and have a good drop of coffee or a bite to eat.
Concern Australia work in partnership with young people and children to create opportunities for them to live life to its full potential and create community around those who need it most. Their Steps Outreach Service helps with practical and relational support, including locating appropriate accommodation, provide clothing, food and transport, building a sense of self-worth and all the tools needed to create a positive future.
City LLEN bring together education, training, business-industry and community organisations to develop strategies and initiatives to enhance outcomes for young people. They provide support in education, training and youth community service providers, including employment service providers to best assist young people, including the homeless, the at risk of homelessness and other at risk young people, to ensure they achieve stability in their lives and make positive life choices.
Bean Good Coffee Co Cafe is the perfect marriage for this photography exhibition. With mottos like 'drink good, eat good, do good'; 'pay it forward'; and 'people before profit - a social enterprise' - you're ensured your coffee is filled with the warmth of human kindness. Set up to fund The Umbrella Foundation, 50% of profits go to charity. Every purchase you make helps to tackle poverty, homelessness and food wastage, so make your coffee count.
Making it all happen, a big thank you goes to Casamento Photography and Justin Marc Dickinson who have been tireless in their help and support as they work to help make a difference in the lives of the homeless young people that 'Steps' support.