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The Word from the Street, Autumn 2019

Catch-up with Coxy

05/04/2019

The New Year is in full swing. In 2019 we will celebrate 65 years of serving the community through supporting people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage, with care and without judgement. It is a time to reflect on the many people who have come through our doors, facing hardship, requiring our support and recognising people’s incredible resilience and determination to rebuild...

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You made Christmas so much brighter

05/04/2019

Christmas can be a painful time for people facing homelessness. But thanks to your generosity, Hutt St Centre was able to make Christmas brighter for many people. You helped our clients feel supported and connected, and joyful. One such person was George*. George was going to be alone on Christmas Day, so his Hutt St Centre social worker put together...

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Thank you for helping Luke rebuild his life

05/04/2019

When Luke* came to us at Hutt St Centre, he was living out of his car, desperately wanting to work but unable to find a job.  “Sleeping in my car is pretty uncomfortable,” explains Luke. “In winter I’ll put the heater on and hope to get to sleep – but there’s no guarantee. I end up feeling really average. The...

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Your support inspires others to achieve greatness

05/04/2019

Every day we meet people who have faced significant challenges and hardships in life. Challenges well beyond what most of us can easily comprehend. But we also see people courageously face their struggles and take control of their lives.  Thanks to your generosity, we are able to provide support to some of our state’s most vulnerable people who have fallen...

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Walk a Mile in My Boots named Community Event of the Year

05/04/2019

You did it! Thank you to the 13,000 participants who took part in Walk a Mile in My Boots across South Australia this year, and all the tireless fundraisers and generous donors. You’ve helped us to keep our Day Centre doors open. It was our tenth year of this state-wide event, and in honour of the efforts of everyone involved,...

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Your heart-warming response to Geoffrey's story

05/04/2019

Before Christmas, we introduced you to Geoffrey*. Geoffrey ran away from an abusive step-father when he was just 13, and has since experienced a life-time of loss, heartbreak and abandonment. He came to Hutt St Centre for a hot meal, and after taking part in our program, came away with a home, a job and a whole new chance at...

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More than just a cuppa: support, guidance and a renewed self-confidence

05/04/2019

To move from homelessness to independent living takes a whole lot more than having a place to live. For many people, it takes learning to believe in themselves again. It takes social skills and life skills – and the chance to talk things through with someone who cares. That’s why our Health and Wellness Program is so important. Thanks to...

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Thanks for giving people a voice - the life-changing power of being heard

05/04/2019

“I’m treated like a real person. It feels like someone cares, when most of the time it feels like no one cares.” James* recently came to Hutt St Centre for support while sleeping rough. As well as helping him find a house, we’ve been giving him hot meals, a hot shower, the chance to do his laundry and socialise. James...

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You give me purpose, connection, health and richness

05/04/2019

"You give me purpose, connection, health and richness." Our incredible Women's Wellbeing Choir. One of our most remarkable programs funded by generous donors like you is Hutt St Centre’s Women’s Wellbeing Choir. This program provides a safe and supportive environment for women of all backgrounds to connect through music, while receiving professional training. It’s made an incredible difference for program...

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