In 2016 BASE Services established 2nd Shot an innovative pathway, which provides hospitality training and employment opportunities to people experiencing homelessness in Toowoomba,
To see people exit homelessness and live with a sense of dignity.
To break the cycle of homelessness through providing training and employment opportunities to people experiencing homelessness.
People experiencing homelessness are often desperate to get a job, which is hard as not only do they lack accommodation but the majority of people experiencing homelessness left school before Year 10 with no formal education and are experiencing long term unemployment.
Since 2016 2nd Shot has been providing training and employment opportunities to people experiencing homelessness, while providing the wrap around support needed to exit homelessness and unemployment.
What is homelessness?
There were 116, 000 people experiencing homelessness in Australia on census night in 2016. This equated to 1 in 200 Australia.
People who are homeless in Australia are classified into one of six categories. These are:
- improvised dwellings, tents, sleepers out
- supported accommodation
- people staying with other households
- boarding houses
- other temporary lodgings
- severely overcrowded dwellings.
2nd Shot Truck Launch:
The Base Services – 2019 2nd Shot Graduation:
Drink Coffee Do Good:
Drink Coffee Do Good
Our cafe area is officially open, so make sure you come on down and check it out. A big thanks to Prestige Patios and Outdoors, Andersens, Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions Toowoomba East, Apex Club of Toowoomba and many more for making this renovation possible! Also Big Yak Creative for the video! #everyonedeservesa2ndshot #drinkcoffeedogoodPosted by 2nd Shot on Monday, 1 October 2018