From The Beginning

In 2003 Adam set up StreetSmart Australia, based on a UK organisation of the same name. He wanted to simultaneously break down inaccurate prejudices about homelessness, raise vital funds for important smaller, local organisations and help connect them to their community. By adopting a philosophy that privileges locality — donations are fed back into projects as close to where they are raised as possible — and channeling 100% of public donations straight to partner charities, StreetSmart operates at a local, grassroots level to fund these critical services. These smaller organisations are embedded in local communities and deliver critical and often innovative response to community needs

Homeless

A New Experience of Flavor

Coffee tastes have changed so much that I remember around 2012, introducing a much more acidic coffee into our blend thinking we were going to lead customers into a new experience of flavour, only to be dismayed on day one with customer’s dissatisfaction with a fruitier and more flavourful coffee. Coffee is after all the seed of a fruit. From then on, we began to work at a gradual pace, turning up the brightness a little, season after season. Today we can proudly craft a coffee with notes of lemon meringue, strawberry or passionfruit and find people on all sides of the counter are learning and developing their pallets.

Homeless man

Core Beliefs

-No Australian should be homeless, housing is a human right
-Homelessness is complex and there are many contributing factors to be tackled
 -A lack of affordable housing for those on a low income is a leading contributor to homelessness
-The provision of housing and supportive services is critical in solving homelessness
- People experiencing homelessness should be supported through provision of emergency aid and critical services, and development of projects and programs that encourage social inclusion, empowerment and sustainable change
-In working to prevent people from becoming homeless