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The Word from the Street, Spring 2019

Will you help keep treasured possessions safe?

01/10/2019

Imagine if every possession you’ve collected in your life had to be packed into one small bag. What would you keep? What would you lose? People who live on the streets rarely have the luxury to keep their few possessions safe. And when you own so little, what you do have is worth so much more. This is why Hutt...

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Coxy signing off after 25 years

30/09/2019

After 25 years with Hutt St Centre, the time has come for me to move on, and I will be leaving my role as CEO in mid-October. Each and every day during my time at the Centre, I have heard people’s heartbreaking stories about homelessness. For those experiencing it, homelessness can happen quickly and without warning. That’s why services like...

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SAFETY & HOPE thanks to you

20/09/2019

Many of you will be aware of Jason* who we wrote about in our recent Winter Appeal. He was one of the many people living on the street who was too afraid to close his eyes to sleep at night for fear of a violent attack, after an unprovoked assault left him with an acquired brain injury. Unprotected and vulnerable,...

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You're providing comfort and relief to weary feet

09/09/2019

To be homeless means a daily struggle to simply find shelter, warmth and food. Many walk miles for these necessities, wearing ill-fitting shoes which, in turn, may lead to poor foot health. But thanks to your support and the generosity of volunteers from the Australian Podiatry Association and Walking Tall, a podiatry pop-up clinic at Hutt St Centre has brought...

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Thank goodness for Hutt St Centre

09/09/2019

“Without Hutt St Centre, I wouldn’t have made it through another night,” Ralph* said over a cup of tea in the Meal Centre one cold Monday morning. Ralph is a passionate advocate of all the services available through Hutt St Centre for people like him who experience homelessness. Thanks to your generosity, Hutt St has helped Ralph find accommodation. Although...

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A new start for Wendy, thanks to YOU

09/09/2019

From a place of fear, grief and sadness, surviving in a cheap motel with no job, no family and no permanent home, Wendy has completely turned her life around - all thanks to your support. Several years ago, Wendy* made the brave decision to escape a bad relationship and family tragedy and come to the city for a fresh start....

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You have given Beverly JOY

06/09/2019

Beverly* was homeless for seven years after leaving a violent partner. Living on the streets, coping day to day while working irregular shifts wherever she could, she heard about Hutt St Centre. Each morning from then on, Beverly would come in to the Centre to prepare for her work day, grateful for a hot shower, a good healthy breakfast and...

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