STREAT aims to stop youth homelessness and disadvantage, one mouthful at a time.
STREAT is a social enterprise helping homeless youth to have a stable self, stable job and stable home. Through its six hospitality businesses in Melbourne STREAT provides young people with supported pathways to employment – including assistance finding stable housing, vocational skills, improved mental health and well-being.
‘Today, there are 44,000 young Australians under the age of 25 who are homeless.’*
Goal of SVA partnership
Over an eight year partnership SVA worked with STREAT to prove, improve and scale its operations to reach more young people and become increasingly financially sustainable. SVA and STREAT will continue to advocate for systems change through sharing insights from the STREAT model to advocating for employment services reform.
‘Our partnership with SVA has been absolutely critical to our growth and success … SVA has provided us with an extraordinary level of business skills, critical thinking and support that was always perfectly targeted to our stage of evolution.’
Rebecca Scott, CEO STREAT
*The Costs of Youth Homelessness (2014), Swinburne University.