Hope lives in Melton


A new art installation is aimed at spreading a message of hope in Melton.

Sign of Hope, set up at Woodgrove Shopping Centre, was created through a partnership between the centre and local community group Hope Street Youth and Family Services to raise awareness of the services available to vulnerable young people.

The installation includes the stories of Melton young people who have been supported by Hope Street’s homelessness and youth services.

Hope Street helps young people aged 16 to 25 years old, and in some cases their children, who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness in Melton.

Chief executive Donna Bennett said that ongoing support from the Melton community was invaluable.

“It has enhanced the assistance we are able to provide to young people in our new programs in Melton” she said.

“Young people and young families of Melton have their own hopes and dreams for the future.

“It’s important for agencies like Hope Street and the wider community to collectively encourage young people to achieve the amazing things they are capable of.”


Sign of Hope installation is located outside the Bank of Melbourne and the Jetts Fitness entrance, off Barries Road.

Details: hopest.org