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The Word from the Street, Autumn 2020

CEO Update - Autumn 2020

04/03/2020

Chris Burns, CEO (left) with Tim O'Callaghan, Chair (right). Photo credit: The Southern Cross It is an honour and great pleasure to write to you for the first time as CEO of Hutt St Centre. This is indeed an incredible organisation, and we are fortunate to have the support of people like you, who are so dedicated to helping people...

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"Thanks to you, we have a place to call home"

24/02/2020

When a family is torn in two, the comfort and familiarity of home is often the only place kids can feel safe – with their own room and their own space, where they can play, relax and come to terms with change. But when Kevin’s* partner, and mum to Mia* and Sam*, walked out one night and never came back,...

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Now life's a 'feast' for Jeff - thanks to your generosity

24/02/2020

“Some people feel stressed when they walk into a kitchen but for me it’s the opposite,” says Jeff. “I feel the anxiety drain from my body when I enter a kitchen. I love it.” When Jeff* came to Hutt St Centre, he was full of doubt and fear after a troubled childhood in state care and many years battling rejection,...

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A dream fulfilled, because of your kindness

24/02/2020

For more nights than he can count, Jordan* has either lived on the streets or camped on a couch. Much of his life has been spent battling - first due to the end of his parent’s marriage, then domestic violence at the hands of his father and most recently, a relationship breakdown with his girlfriend. Without a permanent home and...

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You've given Beverly an extra special Christmas gift

24/02/2020

We were completely heartened by your generous response to our Christmas Appeal and the story of Beverly*, who turned her life around after reaching out to Hutt St Centre. Donations to our Christmas Appeal were received from caring South Australians like you, to support people like Beverly, who desperately want to end homelessness and rebuild their lives. Your kindness was...

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WALK A MILE IN MY BOOTS 2020

24/02/2020

WALK A MILE IN MY BOOTS 2020 Due to the health guidelines in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, at this stage we are not sure when Walk a Mile in My Boots will be run in 2020 - we may come together and walk virtual miles! What we do know, is that we do need YOU -...

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