It’s a new season for the team at Street Peace. After three years of serving the community, the team now has its own office space and retail store right in the heart of Frankston at 7D Station Street.
The new office gives the outreach team space for program planning, outreach training, youth small group activities, and one-on-one mentoring.
“Having our own staff office has been in the planning for a while,” explains Street Peace’s Founder Jay Shelling. “We’ve been blessed to be able to use Frankston Life Community Centre as an office over the years. It’s great to be able to have our own base to manage our operations and provide areas where our youth can receive small group and one-on-one mentoring.”
The new base is also home to Street Peace’s, Street Peace Threads store. SP Threads is another way supporters can contribute to the cause. Currently, a ‘Child of God’ hoodie is available via the store, with more clothing items, like t-shirts and accessories coming soon. “The plan is to expand this into an online store and provide work opportunities for our youth. We really want to create this space as a place that speaks to teens’ identity, life, and hope,” says Jay.
Street Peace Threads store is currently being fitted out and will be opening over the next couple of months. The team is looking to run a fundraiser to fund a graffiti art mural for the internal main wall, to help spread the message of hope.