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Hutt St Centre

Lest We Forget

Posted by Hutt St Centre on 2021-11-11

In 1954, when the Sisters of the Daughters of Charity arrived in Adelaide, they found a number of men living in the Park Lands and nearby rooming houses.

Many were veterans who had returned from recent conflicts to face unemployment, the breakdown of marriages, and the ongoing trauma of their experiences of war.

With no money and depending upon Divine Providence, the Sisters set about caring for their basic needs, giving them hot tea and sandwiches at the gates of what is now Hutt St Centre.

This tradition has continued over the years, with us working alongside many veterans of modern-day conflicts and their families who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Today, on 11 November at 11:00am, we will pause to remember all veterans and their families who have given so selflessly so that we may be the nation we are today. Hutt St Centre extends our gratitude and respect to them, today and always.

We also understand Remembrance Day can be a traumatic time for some veterans and their families. Please click here for a list of resources and support.

Lest We Forget.