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National Apology to Stolen Generations

Today we’re commemorating  the 11th anniversary of the Apology to Stolen Generations. These policies caused tremendous pain and trauma within our Aboriginal communities. Our thoughts are with all those affected.

Year of the Pig

In Chinese culture, the Year of the Pig is associated with wealth, fortune and generosity. In 2019, we’re hoping  that such prosperity and caring spirit will be shared by all… Insisting and advocating that everyone should have a home is a great start. Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Hot as hell… and homeless

Melbourne’s heat waves are tough.  But for those of us experiencing homelessness, heatwaves can be potentially life threatening.  If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, there's some great resource: Free pool and cinema passes can be collected from a range of agencies including Cohealth, Salvation Army and via City of Melbourne’s daily support team. The Salvation Army’s Hamodava [...]

Looking for some scrumptious socially conscious catering options?

Look no further than this awesome award winning not for profit… Society Melbourne is a non-profit that aims to eliminate youth homelessness in Australia. The organisation operates some of the most sustainable social enterprises in Australia and reinvests 100% of profits into evidence-based programs targeting young people who are at-risk of homelessness. Check out their [...]

Canvas Town

For a time In the 1850’s, the territory from Princes Bridge to South Melbourne was know as Canvas Town. Considered a slum,  masses arriving from all around the world seeking their fortune in gold descended upon Canvas Town. Living conditions certainly would have been dire and challenging in this nineteenth century "tent city". The inhabitants of [...]

From us to you

Our office Christmas hours: Monday 24 December - Open Tuesday 25 December - Closed Wednesday 26 December - Closed Thursday 27 December - Closed Friday 28 December - Closed Monday 31 December - Open Tuesday 1 January - Closed    

There’s so much more work to do….

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 “Article 25 1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old [...]

What a fantastic community initiative!

Port Phillip Community Group in collaboration with Second Bite are distributing free fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables in the hood. You can collect on a Wednesday at 2pm from 161 Chapel Street, St. Kilda. Don't forget to BYO bag.  To be eligible you must be a resident of Port Phillip and hold a health care [...]