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Paying it forward

Posted by Hutt St Centre on 2022-04-05

There’s nothing we love more than hearing from past clients of Hutt St Centre who’ve gone on to bigger and better things! 

Back when Jade (pictured) and her partner, Gray, were sleeping rough, they’d visit Hutt St Centre for healthy meals, hot showers and a place to wash their clothes.

But once they were connected with a case manager, life really began to change for the better. They got help to find a home of their own, undertook job training, and took part in nutrition and cooking classes to set themselves up for the future.

And while we never expect it, sometimes former clients will pop back into the Centre with a token of their gratitude.

Jade and Grey pumpkins 2Here’s Jade and our Kitchen Manager Pete with a bag full of gorgeous homegrown pumpkins the couple donated to our kitchen. They grew these pumpkins in the flourishing garden they've built on their balcony.

Pete roasted up the pumpkins and served them as part of a wholesome lunch for people doing it tough. What a beautiful way to pay it forward! 

A huge thank you to Jade, Gray and all our amazing clients who show us every day that it’s possible to have a happy, healthy and fulfilled life after homelessness. And thank you to our supporters for making moments of connection like this possible.