pathways for change

Welcome to For Change Cafes.
We are more than a great Melbourne cafe, we are a social enterprise providing pathways for young people facing homelessness.

100% of profit from all our cafes and enterprises fund our training program, known as Program For Change, plus our cafe’s provide the training venue for young people to build their skills and their confidence.

For the young people in our program, often called trainees, their journey with us looks something like the below.

The impact of our program is lasting and strong with 89% of our program
participants (trainees) moving in to independent housing with 84% securing
ongoing employment and/or education.

Currently, one third of Australians facing homelessness are under the age of 25.

Every night, 28,000 young people experience homelessness in our country. For an affluent country like Australia, we believe these numbers are simply unacceptable

Our program has proved, when young people are empowered to take control of their lives, they are able to create their own pathway out of the homeless cycle.

For Change Co. Tackling youth homelessness, together.

Our Mission

To create pathways out of homelessness for young people through a social enterprise model.

1 – To enable our community to invest in sustainable social change every day.

2 – To instil confidence in and celebrate the resilience of young people.

To create pathways out of homelessness for young people through a social enterprise model. By enabling our community to invest in social sustainable change every day, And instilling confidence in and celebrating the resilience of young people.

Our Values

Collaboration – we are the sum of all our parts.
Transparency – we exist with a social purpose.
Passion – we care deeply about the social issue that we address.
Inclusivity – we are absolute in our pursuit of inclusivity, diversity and openness to co-create amazing communities.
Agility – we are open to learning everyday and respond to challenges as they arise.

How Can You Get Involved?

There are several ways in which you can make a contribution to support the work of For Change Co.:

Donate

Visit One Of
Our Cafes

Become An Open
Shift Partner

Book The Crepes
For Change
Food Truck

Donate

Visit One Of
Our Cafes

Become An Open
Shift Partner

Book The Crepes
For Change
Food Truck

Stay Connected

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