We celebrated the official opening of our new coffee cart with the help of Labour member for Wills Peter Khalil on June 2nd 2017. In 2016, RRNH was one of several local organisations selected by their local MP to apply for funds as part of the Stronger Communities grant program.
The coffee cart is staffed entirely by a team of volunteer baristas, providing work experience and further training opportunities for jobseekers.
We have developed a new ACFE course ‘Introduction to Café Skills’. In this 5 week course, students learn practical skills in a functioning coffee service environment, accessing commercial barista equipment.
We are establishing training partnerships with TAFE as well as developing relationships with job providers and local businesses in order to provide training and employment pathways for participants.
We believe it is really fantastic to be able to offer a welcoming place where people can meet and have an affordable, quality cup of coffee.
Neighbours, community members and passers-by are invited to stop in and enjoy a coffee in the newly refurbished sensory garden or pick up a take-away coffee between 9am and 12pm Monday – Friday. The coffee cart also offers a range of sweet treats for sale made by staff and volunteers.