Hope (noun): Grounds for believing that something good may happen.
The 2014 ACOSS Poverty in Australia Report revealed that poverty is growing in Australia with an estimated 2.5 million people living below the internationally accepted poverty line. The report highlights that people from vulnerable backgrounds including women and families escaping domestic violence, people with a disability and people experiencing homelessness are the most likely to be entrenched in poverty.
Micah Projects is a Brisbane based community organisation with an unswerving commitment to social justice. Our new social enterprise, Hope Street Café seeks to address the need for flexible, frontline services which provide practical solutions for people with significant barriers to employment. By providing qualified hospitality training and supported employment pathways we can assist people from diverse backgrounds facing challenges for inclusion and economic participation.
Jamie, a participant at The Hope Street Café.
The first Hope Street Cafe, at 170 Boundary Street, has been open and trading for more than six months now, and the doors of the second location, on Hope Street (on the ground floor of Brisbane Common Ground) is set to open in the coming months.
Without programs like Hope Street Cafe, the people we seek to support are at serious risk of being trapped in the cycle of disadvantage and either entering or returning to homelessness. Rather than just imagining a more hopeful future for Brisbane, you can help us make it a reality.
Help us bring the Hope Street Café to Hope Street by investing in a space that will provide community, connection, meaningful workplace training and inclusion, and opportunity for those who need it most.
We are grateful for the support of our community and we want to reward you for partnering with us to provide opportunities for training and work experience.
Micah Projects holds DGR status and all donations made over $2 are tax-deductible.
Finn, a Cook at Hope Street Café.