Common Ground provides supportive housing, delivered in a secure, socially mixed environment to end chronic homelessness. Even better than the vision, are the outcomes; Common Ground is succeeding every month at helping people get back on their feet and re-settling (independently and sustainably) back into the community.
In March this year, Salvation Army Housing Common Ground Tasmania launched ‘Coffee Ground’, a social enterprise cafe, located at the Campbell Street Common Ground facility in Hobart’s CBD. The initiative will provide training, employment, social inclusion and support for disadvantaged people including the tenants at Common Ground, while also creating a sustainable revenue stream.
Salvation Army Housing Common Ground Tasmania applied for a grant to assist in establishing the project through our Grants to End Homelessness in 2018.
The café is located on Campbell Street, a prominent street in Hobart’s CBD. The café is in a prime position to catch TAFE students and workers and people leaving a car park facility underneath the Common Ground building. Customers will have the opportunity to mix with tenants from Common Ground while enjoying a coffee. The café is also close to the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmanian Fire Service, Magistrates Court, Ambulance Tasmania, ICON Cancer Research Centre and several other prominent Hobart businesses.
We congratulate the team on the launch of the social enterprise and we look forward to trying the coffee made by Tasmania’s latest baristas!