Guilt Free Shopping…?
Ever spent a day shopping, spent lots of money and then walked past a homeless person and felt guilty?

If you shop online for music, electronics etc at Homepage for the Homeless you can donate up 15% from your purchase to youth homelessness via Ladder – a charity run by AFL players.

Step 1: Set ‘Homepage for the Homeless’ as your homepage.
Step 2: Click through a ‘keyhole’ before you shop online.
Step 3: Shop away, and up to 15% of your spend will be donated by the store to help Australia’s homeless – with no extra cost to you.

Meet The Team

 Name: Evan Morgan

What do you do at Urban Seed?
Run sessions, hang out with kids hang out with our regulars.

What kind of music are you into?
Doof doof. But all genres can be good.

What’s your stereotype?
Hippy probably? I’m really a Brunswick guy. I have dreads, I’m arty, drink a lot of coffee and vote Greens. 

Favourite food?
Like music, all kinds of food can be done well.

If you could sit down for a coffee with the PM what would you talk about?
The intervention into Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. It was something the Howard government started and while Kevin Rudd apologized for the stolen generation he hasn’t stopped the intervention. An indigenous friend of mine recently implied that more children have been removed from communities through the intervention than were taken during the stolen generation. I haven’t seen the facts on that, but the sentiment is strong. Also, why has Australia never had an indigenous person in the position of Minister for Indigenous Affairs?

Do you have any mad skills?
Mixing bangers. But seriously, I can hum and whistle at the same time and harmonise them. I am also a gun at strategy board games and can blow smoke rings.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
John Howard. Because I disagree with so many of his policies but I think it’s good to understand others perspectives and have my beliefs challenged from the source.

What does Urban Seed mean to you?
Relationships and the way it values those simple connections. The way it changes society through often undervalued social events.

Meet The Team


Name: Chris Durie

What do you do at Urban Seed?:
I’m part of the Youth and Schools team. We chat with Youth and Schools bout stuff n’ whatever…

What kind of music are you into?:
Pretty mixed. I’m really into 70s funk but I also like a bit of punk, emo, rock, pop, indie etc and some video game soundtracks are mind blowing.

What’s your stereotype?:
The Christian. I go to church A LOT, I have loads of Christian friends, I like reading and chatting Theology and my Dad is a priest. At school I got a lot of crap for being a Christian.

Favourite food?:
The one with food in it. I don’t really have a favourite but I recently went to Africa and ate enough cabbage for a life time, so I’m gonna go with “not-cabbage”.

If you could sit down for a coffee with the PM what would you talk about?:
I’d try to find out info about their personal life and psychoanalyze their childhood.

Do you have any mad skillz?:
Nun chuck skills, bow-hunting skills… Nah, I can juggle a bit and I have access to a parallel universe where Chuck Norris was never born.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?:
My brothers? I don’t see them enough but when I do it’s always a riot.

What does Urban Seed mean to you?:
It’s a way of living out my beliefs in a practical way. Jesus is really concerned about the marginalised and talked heaps about how we should treat wealth and those without it. I’m trying to live that.

Meet The Team

Name: Stuart Berryman

What do you do at Urban Seed?
I live in the city as a resident with Urban Seed and help with hospitality at our café, Credo. I also do school walks and help manage some our other programs.

What kind of music are you into?
ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING – except the likes of satanic Norwegian death metal…

What’s your stereotype?
The surfer. The scruffy blonde hair and athletic/outdoorsy vibe points people in that direction.

Favourite food?
… I just LOVE food. Doesn’t matter what it is.

 If you could sit down for a coffee with the PM what would you talk about?
Probably just ask her how her week’s been so far.

Do you have any mad skills?
Rock climbing… any climbing.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
Richard Rohr… because he soooooothes me.

What does Urban Seed mean to you?

Check out our fundraiser: HELP BRING A BOWL TO THE TABLE

Each week hundreds of people come to Credo Cafe – the homeless, the disadvantaged, university students, office workers and professionals gather together to enjoy a home-style meal in a homely environment. We need $1500 to make new bowls for Credo so please share this post on your Facebook, etc!

Donations can be made through


November 25th is White Ribbon Day.

Domestic violence is a major factor in homelessness among women and children.

If you see violence happening to women or children (or anyone!) call 000. 

Have your say :: Student voices

Reflection by Ben Lindsey :: Year 9 :: Bentleigh Secondary College 

On Friday the 31st of August our learning journey group met at Bentleigh station to catch the train into the city. We had lunch then walked to Baptist Church on Collins Street to meet ash. I found it interesting that ash went to Bentleigh secondary college. We spoke about how we thought the school has changed in both good and bad ways. She spoke to us to help us to try and understand the situation homeless people are in. She focused on the way people can be “graded” by how much money they have and what situation they may be in. An interesting example was a shop on Collins Street was selling a TV for $140,000.
She took us on a tour through the street and we found ourselves in a alley way which had graffiti. Down this alley way the graffiti on the walls I thought looked good and added something special to the city. Graffiti here is not buffed off. This alley way holds games of cricket with a range of people participating from hopeless people to business people.  She told us about the heroin crisis in the 90’s and how people lives depended on it. It was very cheap and easy to buy. She showed us the sharps bin and the light that you can see your vein better under. They tucked this area away from the city so if you were going to do heroin the needles don’t end up on the street affecting other people.
We went down to the Credo café where a range of people gather and can eat a free meal together. One of her main concept was that should be no “rank” in society. I enjoyed listening to Ash and found it interesting. I would recommend people to go on these tours because they are very informative.