We love a good news story here at Perth Happenings, especially one that combines our love for coffee, helping the disadvantaged within the Perth community and new local businesses!
“To celebrate their official opening, Ground+Co will be offering the first500 coffees for free on Friday, November 1 from 7am.
Ground+Co is a social enterprise and The Underground Collaborative’s first employment initiative; a micro-café in the Perth CBD that trains and employs women who have or are experiencing homelessness as a result of family and domestic violence. At twenty-five percent, family and domestic violence is the single leading cause of homelessness in Australia.
The Underground Collaborative came about when founder, Katie Liew, discovered the complexities surrounding homelessness, and wanted to focus on addressing the root causes in a bid to help end and break the cycles of homelessness. She is also passionate about educating society as a whole to better understand without the attached stigmas.