Say.kitchen for young people
Say.kitchen is a community meeting place and youth support hub that provides opportunities for young people to participate in training, gain work experience, exhibit or perform in the arts, and engage with the community in a welcoming, vibrant space. As well as housing the St John’s Youth Services Next Step Outreach and Keeping my Place programs, say.kitchen is also home to our Aboriginal Cultural Broker. Wrap-around support is available from say.kitchen’s co-located services: WISE Employment, Anglicare SA’s Newly Arrived Youth Service (NAYS), Equality Lawyers and Meridian Vocational College.
As well as training future chefs and providing young people with invaluable work experience, Meridian Vocational College manages the say.kitchen café. The café is open to the public from 8am to 2pm each weekday, and MVC’s talented chefs and students also provide catering for meetings and events held at say.kitchen. See the bookings page for more info.
Say.kitchen for community
Say.kitchen regularly holds a variety of community activities and events and exhibitions. To check out what’s happening at say.kitchen, sign up for our newsletter. Or pop in and take a look!
Say.kitchen for your meetings and events
With a range of flexible space options, say.kitchen is the ideal venue for your next meeting, training session, exhibition or event. Whether you’re holding a meeting for six or social shindig for sixty, say.kitchen has you covered. When you choose say.kitchen for your function, all profits made from venue hire directly support young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in SA. That’s a good deal for everyone! For more info, visit our booking page or contact us.
Next Step supports young people to move into independence by ensuring access to the private rental market, engagement with work or education and connection to their local communities.
The SJYS Aboriginal Cultural Broker works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait young people to provide culturally-sensitive support, and to assist young people connect with their culture and community.
Keeping my Place provides early intervention, resources and support to young people living in private rental, but who are at risk of losing their home as a result of personal or financial crisis.