The Melbourne CBD is home of the Credo community. This is a gathering whose hub is Credo Café – a friendly place that has been carved out of the basement of Collins Street Baptist Church. Here, people from all walks of life – including those experiencing homelessness, addiction, mental illness or isolation – come together to play, connect and create. We also practice getting outside of Credo Café to be in different spaces and to invite others into the Credo community, because everyone needs a place to belong.
Urban Seed’s Melbourne CBD projects currently include:
Credo Art Beat
The Credo Art Beat project courageously creates a space where the broken pieces of our lives are transformed into works of beauty and wholeness. On Wednesdays members of the Credo community gather to engage in the creative arts, in an afternoon session from 2 - 3:30pm. The group paints, draws, drums, sculpts, creates music, writes poetry, makes laneway art and more. We celebrate and showcase our art through exhibitions and performance evenings.
Cassidy’s Place and the 'Most Liveable City?' campaign
Cassidy's Place is a group advocating for more affordable housing in Melbourne. Made up of people who have experienced homelessness or housing stress, Cassidy's Place is about using the power we have to make change. Cassidy's Place is partnering with other community groups, organisations, faith groups and housing experts to 'turn the dial' on affordable housing in Melbourne. We are using a 'community organising' approach to bring the people to the decision-makers, and create a Melbourne that really is 'the most liveable city' in the world. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*All of our programs are free, though we may ask people to contribute some food to share or help pay for an activity.