One third of Australians facing homelessness are under 25.
WHAT IF THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO?
For Change Co. is a social enterprise with the vision of eliminating youth homelessness in Australia.
Dedicated to this purpose, 100% of profits from our four social enterprises, Crêpes for Change, Coffee for Change, home.one & home.two, go towards helping young people escape the homelessness cycle.
Open Shift is our latest initiative to create pathways out of homelessness for young people by connecting our training program graduates with local businesses.
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We create pathways out of youth homelessness for young people via a five step program which sees them transition to further work or education while also allowing them to enter the rental market on a rental subsidy scheme.
Bringing our four social enterprises together, For Change Co. is able to achieve sustainable & measurable impact. Our evidence-based programs focus on the key impact pillars of housing, education, confidence, employment and community to break the homelessness cycle.
Our organisation works closely with young people experiencing homelessness and empowers them to break the homelessness cycle themselves.
In addition to our own Hospitality Training Program, we also partner with Launch Housing to provide sustainable housing solutions and a rent subsidy program allowing young people exiting Launch Housing’s Foyer program to enter the rental market. To learn about the full extent of our impact, please read our impact reports below.
Here are some key numbers:
100% of our trainees who have completed our home.plate training program have successfully transitioned into further employment or education
3 coffees = one day of subsidised rent for our trainees
5 Crêpes for Change events covers one transition into stable long-term housing
50,000 crepes sold to help those in need
70+ members working towards our vision
Interested to know more about our impact? Read our Impact Reports!
Read our latest SROI report in consultation with Social Ventures Australia
Our Social Enterprises
home.one is our flagship social enterprise: a micro café nestled into a bustling corner of Brunswick that serves coffee all day alongside artisanal porridge, delicious toasties and homemade treats. In addition to its core impact activities, home.one is hugely innovative in its consideration of the environment – the café uses 100% renewable energy, is totally vegetarian, and has a composting partnership for its coffee grounds. Come visit us at 6 Florence St, Brunswick.
Crêpes for Change
Crêpes for Change is a non-profit food truck that operates at both public and private events across Victoria. It is an important enterprise within our organisation for raising crucial funds for our impact activities, directly supporting our beneficiaries through paid employment and for raising awareness about youth homelessness.
Coffee for Change
Coffee for Change refers to our fleet of coffee carts serving delicious speciality coffee, located at RMIT Training in Melbourne’s CBD and the Chisholm Institute in Frankston. Our coffee carts empower Melbournians to have a huge impact just by staying caffeinated! Our carts are the first base in our hospitality training program that provides vulnerable young people with an opportunity to escape the cycle of homelessness.
home.two is For Change Co.’s latest endeavour to disrupt the homelessness cycle for young people in Melbourne. Serving up Melbourne-grade coffee from Wood & Co and hearty vegan jaffles at the University of Melbourne Parkville campus, home.two is a welcome addition for University’s students and passers-by. It offers an all vegan and gluten-free friendly menu – fuelling brain power for studying or the office with fresh, grab-and-go food.
For Change Co. was born from the idea that Australians can make a difference to the 28,000 young people currently experiencing homelessness every night.
We run some of the most sustainable social enterprises in Australia to support our evidence-based programs targeting young people who are at-risk of homelessness. Every crêpe, coffee and jaffle has an impact, with 100% of our profits going towards our key support impact areas; confidence, housing, employment, education & community.
Originally founded with Crêpes for Change, our fast growing model now counts four enterprises that boast high quality products to fund an Australia where youth homelessness doesn’t exist.
For Change Co.
Tackling youth homelessness together
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