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Hutt St Centre celebrates 67 years of rebuilding lives

Posted by Hutt St Centre on 2021-03-07

On Sunday 7 March, Hutt St Centre celebrates 67 years of supporting people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Our story began with three Sisters from the Daughters of Charity who arrived in Adelaide in 1954. Working in the local community, they found many people were suffering in isolation, sleeping in the surrounding Park Lands, or living in temporary boarding houses.

They opened St Louise’s House at 258 Hutt Street and, in the alley now known as Vincent Place, the Sisters provided sandwiches and jars of tea to people in need.

Over the years, St Louise’s House evolved to support additional services for people experiencing homelessness. In 1986, on the site of our newly refurbished facilities, a Day Centre opened to provide showers, lockers, and other amenities to fulfil people’s basic needs. Three years later, St Louise’s House officially became Hutt St Centre and we employed our first qualified social worker in the homelessness sector.

Here at Hutt St Centre, thousands of people have found the warm welcome and support they needed to rebuild their lives over the past 67 years. Today we maintain a strong commitment to helping those who need us in a way that’s both practical and empowering.

Our founding Sisters would be so thankful for the community that holds Hutt St Centre at its heart. Thank you for your continued support.