Ellen Jacobsen is the Social Impact Manager at HoMie – a streetwear label social enterprise that exists to support young people experiencing homelessness and hardship. HoMie’s mission is to build confidence and job skills for young people and create unique pathways out of homelessness. In her role at HoMie, Ellen is responsible for the HoMie VIP days, where young people experiencing homelessness can have a dignified, free shopping experience and pamper day at the HoMie flagship store in Fitzroy. Ellen also manages the HoMie Pathway Alliance which encompasses a paid, retail internship for young people experiencing homelessness to gain supported work experience. At the core of this work is a unique, empathic and positive approach, as well as an unwavering belief in young people. Before her work with HoMie began four years ago, Ellen studied Philosophy at the University of Wollongong and continues to work on the side as a fashion stylist.