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The Word from The Street, Spring 2020

CEO Update

04/09/2020

I was humbled to be appointed as the CEO of Hutt St Centre at the beginning of this year. I felt honoured to be joining an incredible organisation dedicated to helping people rebuild their lives. One of the many things I have learnt during my brief tenure is that it only takes one moment in time for a person’s life...

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Phil has a fresh start and new hope, thanks to you

04/09/2020

We shared the story of Phil* in our recent Emergency Winter Appeal. You’ll be relieved to hear that, thanks to your commitment and generosity, Phil is hopeful, happy and forging a fresh new start. Phil became homeless after his marriage broke down. A victim of childhood trauma, Phil says he knows this has had a lasting impact on his life....

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Your support gave James and his son safety and happiness

04/09/2020

Self-employed construction worker, James* adores his 17-year-old son, Steven*, who has special needs. But affording the help Steven needed was difficult. Due to a downturn in the industry, James missed his rent payments and suddenly he and Steven had nowhere to live. Steven had to move into a share house with his mother. It broke James’ heart they had to...

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Your kindness helped Paul during isolation

04/09/2020

The need to isolate during COVID-19 was challenging, but it was devastating for people with nowhere to call home. Well-educated, having worked in Sydney and Prague, Paul, for reasons beyond his control, found himself without a home during the global pandemic. It’s a reminder that homelessness can happen to anyone, and why we are so grateful to have dedicated support...

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Finally, a life of comfort for Bob

04/09/2020

As an older man in his 70s and struggling with mobility, Bob* should have had other people looking after him – not be living with chronic pain, cold, hungry, exhausted and sleeping rough. But sadly, this was how Bob was living before he came to Hutt St Centre. We know this story will break your heart, then lift you up,...

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