Taking place from August 1-7, National Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of homelessness in Australia and the importance of social housing as a long-term solution.
The newly signed partnership will see MCEC throw their support behind Launch Housing and the 25,000 Victorians who are sleeping rough or homeless each night in Melbourne.
MCEC is committed to the partnership through an employee volunteer program, workplace giving, At-Risk Youth Employment Program, participation in various fundraising events including the ‘Roughin’ It Challenge’, a ‘Lived Experience Advisory Program’ inclusive of guest speakers who have experienced homelessness and significant donations of MCEC resources.
Chief Executive Launch Housing, Bevan Warner said he is proud to be partnering with another organisation that is proudly passionate about Melbourne and its people.
“We’re partnering to change perceptions of homelessness, to unlock employment pathways for youth, and to inspire action that creates a safe, proud and liveable city for everyone.”
“MCEC show great leadership to strengthen our community and engage Melburnians in a future that is possible. They’re unconventional and dynamic and we’re thrilled to be in partnership for greater impact together, and for our city, in the years to come.”
Launch Housing is an independent community organisation passionately committed to ending homelessness in Melbourne.