Breakfast event at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

On Thursday 7 March, a select group of corporate and philanthropic leaders gathered for a breakfast function in support of Hope Street, hosted generously by Sofitel Melbourne On Collins.

The event was emceed by Clive Scott, General Manager of Sofitel Melbourne On Collins and a founding member of Hope Street’s Corporate Committee, and included addresses by:

  • Donna Bennett, CEO at Hope Street, who spoke about Hope Street’s ambitious plan to build a First Response Youth Service in the City of Whittlesea;
  • Russell Hopkins, Director of Community Services at Whittlesea City Council,
  • Lauren Monaghan, Program Manager at The Ian Potter Foundation, and
  • Hayden, a 21-year-old Hope Street client.

Donna Bennett, Hope Street’s CEO, said the event was just the beginning of the journey. “The event gave us an opportunity to announce our plans to take the First Response Youth Service to the City of Whittlesea...

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Hope to Home in Whittlesea

FEATURED PILOT PROGRAM: Hope to Home in Whittlesea

Many young people face obstacles when trying to secure stable accommodation due to no rental history, lack of affordable housing, and no employment to sustain rental leases.  The Hope to Home in Whittlesea pilot program will address these issues by:

  • Facilitating the transition of up to 30 young people (and their children) from the Hope Street in Whittlesea program or Whittlesea Housing into 1 and 2 bedroom units
  • Providing case management once they secure private rental of these units
  • Helping these young people maintain their tenancy, employment, education and training, and community connections
  • Engaging the support of community stakeholders including local businesses to address barriers contributing to youth homelessness

Please contact us if you would like to become a partner and support at risk young people and young families.

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