Emerge in Toowoomba is a vibrant social enterprise catering company and cafe that provides a dedicated youth space and employment pathway as well as semi -independent accommodation for local young people who are homeless, at-risk or experiencing disadvantage.

In 2020, Emerge is planning to host a young mothers meet up group fortnightly, an LGBQTI youth group, boxing and fitness and general activities to bring together young people who feel excluded through poverty, race or sexual orientation.  It offers young people a place to be themselves and build self esteem as well as skills which may help them find employment and independence.  The QCF Toowoomba committee were pleased to award a grant of $1,500 for the purchase of a PA system to ensure that the space sounds as good as it looks!

Undeterred by the restrictions Covid-19 has placed on them, Emerge kids have been out delivering Care Packages to youngsters in need to ensure their community stays safe and well as we all ’emerge’ from the lockdown and the team even appeared on TV yesterday looking like pros – awesome!