July 2023 Update

Record Breaking Month

In July, we were able to achieve a record-breaking number of hours in our Pathways For Change Program! We hit a grand total of 450 hours, which is a huge increase from our past records that were in the mid-high 300s. This is a testament to the incredible growth we’ve experienced here at For Change Co. over the past year. We’ve been able to offer more training opportunities to more trainees, which has led to this amazing achievement. We know that the hours of training in our program can make a huge difference in the lives of our trainees, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to more people than ever before.

Youth based charity

Trainee Takeover Day – Middle Park

Trainee Takeover Day (TTD) is an event where trainees take over one of our venues. In July, our Middle Park cafe hosted its first TTD.

The day marks a milestone moment in the trainee’s journey, stepping up and proving to themselves what they’ve accomplished throughout their time in the Pathways For Change Program. The level of collaboration and initiative this cohort demonstrated as they worked together was incredible. The Middle Park community came down to show their support, and it was awesome for the four young people to showcase their skills and deliver great service. Kudos to the team of trainers at Middle Park for supporting the trainees to give them the skills and confidence to participate in this day. We’re excited for many more Trainee Takeover Days!

Youth Homelessness MelbourneTabatha’s Story

This month we introduced you to one of our recent trainees, Tabatha*. Despite the challenges Tabatha faced as a young person experiencing homelessness, she refused to let her circumstances define her future.Tabatha’s remarkable journey is a testament to the incredible power of resilience and belief in young people.*names and imaged have been changed to protect the privacy of the young person.