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The Word from The Street, Autumn 2021

Your Kindness Offers Hope to Women Like Pam

14/04/2021

You may remember before Christmas that we introduced you to Pam* who, at age 61, never expected to find herself sleeping on the streets. But following a series of heartbreaking losses and a horrific assault at work, Pam was left traumatised. She was unable to continue working and soon lost her home. After months of sleeping rough, Pam walked into...

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You’re Giving Peter Light in the Darkness

14/04/2021

Peter* had a long and successful career that took him all over Australia. Retirement should have been a time for comfort and stability but suddenly, he found himself alone, aged in his sixties and living on the streets. It was a situation made even more dangerous due to his hearing impairment, caused by a chronic and painful ear infection. It...

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A Sense of Belonging, Because of You

14/04/2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck our community, people sleeping rough instantly faced an even greater challenge than getting through everyday life on the streets. With nowhere to safely self-isolate and increased reports of discrimination, it was a frightening and uncertain time for people experiencing homelessness. As a dedicated supporter of Hutt St Centre, you know our services are a critical...

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Thanks to You, Tim Has a New Beginning

14/04/2021

After sleeping in his car for almost a year, Tim was exhausted and struggling with chronic back pain. He constantly felt unsafe and anxious about preserving his car battery – just in case he needed to move on quickly. Too often, this left him with no way to stay warm or reach out for help. But when Tim came to...

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Riley Builds a New Future, Thanks to Your Kindness

14/04/2021

When Riley* came to Hutt St Centre, he did not know which way to turn, but with help from generous people like you, he is now heading in the right direction. So many people walk into Hutt St Centre with exceptional skills to offer but after experiencing homelessness, they often lack the confidence to look and prepare for employment opportunities....

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