STREAT: Melbourne Central

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Meet the team behind STREAT, the organisation fighting homelessness the delicious way

At the entrance to the Melbourne Central train concourse stands a small, freestanding café serving high quality takeaway coffees, sandwiches and sweets to passing foot traffic. This is the newest outpost of STREAT, a not-for-profit social enterprise providing hospitality training to homeless youth aged between 16 and 24.

Over an intensive six-month period, participants work two days a week with STREAT mentors working front of house, behind the coffee machine and in the kitchen. They also undergo social skills training and a hospitality qualification at William Angliss Institute.

Co-founder and CEO Rebecca Scott began planning the STREAT programme in 2009, while working with a social enterprise youth café in Hanoi, Vietnam. Back in Melbourne, she started with “a very lonely little food cart in Federation Square – it would constantly be pissing with rain.”

STREAT now encompasses a second cart in Melbourne Central, and cafés in the CBD and Flemington.

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Venue name: STREAT: Melbourne Central
Contact:
Address: Melbourne Central, Ground Floor
Cnr LaTrobe & Swanston St
3000
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7.30am-6pm; Fri 7.30am-9pm; Sat-Sun 9.30am-5pm
Transport: Nearby stations: Melbourne Central
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