Roots of Change is a storytelling platform dedicated to the Alumni community of The Funding Network Australia. Here we share their stories of ingenuity, courage, determination, spirit, growth and the impact these grassroots organisations have had, as a direct result of funds and support received from The Funding Network community.

HoMie

HoMie

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A social enterprise creating pathways out of homelessness.

HoMie (Homeless of Melbourne) is a non-profit fashion label 'for the streets', with a clothing store in Melbourne Central and Brunswick Street. The initiative aims to eradicate youth homelessness through retail training, employment and pathways off the streets. 


2016 Pitch
Funds raised: $24,400

HoMie pitched at a TFN Melbourne event raising $24,400 to develop a new HoMie Fitzroy Apparel clothing line, designed and curated by guest street-artists from the suburb. HoMie will also run VIP shopping nights to bring together Fitzroy residents and Melbourne a€™s wider homeless community.


The impact...

 HoMie

(Noun)

  1. Is a person who helps others.

On any given night in Australia, there are around 105,000 people experiencing homelessness. All it took was a conversation between a group of friends and people living on the streets, then HoMie Streetwear was born. Now, thanks to your support, the pathway out of homelessness has never looked so cool.

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Using the funds raised at TFN Live in Melbourne, HoMie has produced a new range of ten clothing designs in their new artist series. This investment has tripled the social enterprise’s revenue, which has led to extra VIP days. Across three VIP days, HoMie provided access to 50 people experiencing homelessness to a dignified shopping experience; including free clothes, haircuts, manicures and access to support services.  This experience is so much more than the services HoMie offers; it’s about human connection, it’s about support, reclaiming dignity and knowing there’s someone out there who cares.

Furthermore, the continued sustainability of HoMie’s flagship store in Fitzroy, Melbourne, will ensure there are more opportunities for young people to learn skills for the workforce, gain employment and most importantly – rediscover their self-worth. 

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Read their Impact Report


Learn more about HoMie.

homie.com.au

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