Homie the Street
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- There are approximately 116,000 people in Australia experiencing homelessness.
- Roughly 43,500 are under the age of 25.
- The majority of young people experiencing homelessness are not sleeping rough. They are sleeping on couches, in cars, in overcrowded dwellings and refuges.
- The main causes of Youth Homelessness are family breakdown and family violence.
- More than half of these young people experiencing homelessness are unemployed and looking for a job.
Homie is an organisation that supports young people affected by homelessness or hardship and equips them with skills, confidence and experience to be more work-ready and better prepared for their future. They do this by running two social impact programs.
HoMie Pathway Alliance
The HoMie Pathway Alliance program is HoMie’s own accredited retail training and education program for young people affected by homelessness or hardship.
Every year, HoMie selects young people to participate in an eight- month paid on-the-job work experience at the HoMie Street Store or a HoMie Alliance trained business including Cotton On, Bonds or Champion Stores.
Upon successful completion of the paid HoMie Pathway Alliance internship, HoMie interns will graduate with: Certificate III in Retail; eight months personal development training to build improved confidence, resilience, self aspirations and life skills; six-months retail work experience; and a permanent place in our HoMie Alumni community.