How do you find employment when you’re homeless? How do you get a job, or even get to a job interview when you’re sleeping in a park or under a bridge and you don’t even have clean clothes or a phone? How do you get past the barriers homelessness brings when you have absolutely no support?
Well, we created The Plate Up Project to address all of these barriers and we are so proud to announce our partnership with Kinfolk Cafe on Bourke Street along with the Left Bank Melbourne to create an amazing all round practical and educational experience for our Plate Up Participants.
After completing the Plate Up course our participants will be supported and nurtured by the beautiful people at Kinfolk Cafe for a graduated and individual return to the workforce. Then, as soon as they’re ready they’ll join the team at Left Bank Melbourne for a more intensive work program.
Helping people back into work creates a sense of pride and achievement and gives financial stability to stop the homelessness cycle.
We are honoured to partner with these two incredible establishments to make this first of its kind program a success.