In partnership with Araluen (Araluen is one of the biggest support services for adults with disabilities in Melbourne’s north-east suburbs), Yarra Plenty Regional Library and Bunnings Mill Park.
Success is brewing! Cappuccino with your Jane Harper? Bryce Courtenay with your soy latte? However you take your coffee, your favourite brew will be served with a smile at the new Chancez location at Mill Park Library.
Chancez Café is a program of Araluen and offers life-changing opportunities for people with a disability who want to work independently. Trainees learn valuable skill and experience, whilst completing industry-recognised qualifications that can lead to a job. Chancez Café already operates out of Epping Community Services Hub .
Bunnings Mill Park has generously provided the storage, chairs and tables for the café. They learnt about the partnership opportunity thanks to the Whittlesea Community Futures Partnership Project Prospectus, launched at Parliament House in May 2017.
The WCF Partnership is an innovative initiative that aims to bring together philanthropists, community service organisations, government departments, businesses and local communities to address some of the social disadvantage issues faced by the City of Whittlesea community. Chancez Cafe at Mill Park Library was the first initiative to get off the ground since the Prospectus was launched.
This project aims to reduce the sense of isolation experienced by people with disabilities and dispel the stigma of disability in the community.
Yarra Plenty Regional Library is very excited to welcome Chancez Cafe into the library walls. YPRL strives to create welcoming spaces for all and supports opportunities for learning, inclusion and fostering community connections.
So why not curl up with a book and a coffee at your local library.
Current hours of operation are Monday and Tuesday 10.00am - 4.30pm
The Cafe was officially launched on Friday 17 November 2017.