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IGNITE Expo sparks joy for women experiencing homelessness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 06/02/2023

Did you know one in three people seeking support at Hutt St Centre are women? And two in five have sadly experienced family or domestic violence.  That’s why we’re so proud to have introduced IGNITE – a monthly wellbeing group to support women seeking a fresh start on their journey...

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A fresh perspective

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 01/02/2023

Last week, our friends Davo, Tom and Callum from Fresh 92.7 stepped outside their comfort zone and sought a fresh perspective by helping out in Hutt St Centre’s kitchen for a busy lunch shift. The trio make up Fresh’s on-air brekkie team and, together, they pitched in alongside our Kitchen...

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Rising cost of living hurts South Australians

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 21/12/2022

Christmas can be the loneliest time of year for people doing it tough. And times are only getting tougher. In the past week, we've welcomed 735 people through our doors in search of support. “These are numbers we’ve never seen before in our recorded history,” our CEO Chris Burns shared...

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Grassroots gardening

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 16/12/2022

Gardening takes lots of thyme and effort – as participants of Hutt St Centre’s Gardening Group know so well. The group meets weekly, and for the past year, they’ve been faithfully nurturing a whole range of edible plants. Their hard work finally came to fruition recently with a plentiful harvest!...

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Adelaide Summer Orchestra supports ending homelessness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 12/12/2022

Have you ever wondered about all those students that study music at school, then choose another career but never lose their interest in music? The Adelaide Summer Orchestra came into being because of this love of music. Most large orchestral works are only available to professional orchestras but the idea...

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Christmas at Hutt St Centre

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 09/12/2022

The festive season has well and truly arrived! For many of us, this means parties, presents and family gatherings. But for an ever-increasing number of people at risk of or experiencing homelessness in South Australia, Christmas can be a heartbreaking and lonely time of year. Rather than a time of...

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Every person is visible at Hutt St Centre

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 07/12/2022

 Our volunteers come from different walks of life, but together share the same heart for making a difference. Introducing Annette. She’s been volunteering each Friday morning in our Dining Room for a year and a half. The Dining Room is run by Kitchen Manager, Pete, with the support of regular...

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Smiling to make a difference

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 06/12/2022

“I love volunteering, I love it better than work.” Meet Caroline. She’s a retired Registered Nurse, owner of a miniature Schnauzer named Ziggy, and a word puzzle enthusiast – and she has been volunteering with Hutt St Centre since 2014, showing kindness to people who walk through our doors seeking...

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Empowerment for the future

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 05/12/2022

“Volunteering makes me realise how fortunate many of us are, and that it’s time to give back.” Meet Bev. She’s been applying her love of hospitality and teamwork to volunteering at Hutt St Centre for two years now: “My last job was as a hospitality trainer. I trained everyone, from...

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The importance of belonging

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 02/12/2022

Homelessness can happen to anyone. But as this community shows us every day, you don’t need a personal experience of homelessness to want to help end it. Hutt St Centre brings together people who are seeking a fresh start with people who want to help make a difference. Meet Natalie....

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Hutt St Centre appoints General Manager, Homefulness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 28/11/2022

Hutt St Centre has appointed Tom Steeples to the newly created position of General Manager, Homefulness. Tom has significant experience in the community services sector in Australia and overseas, most recently as Senior Manager – Family Services at ac.care where he manages services and programs throughout Southern SA.  He has...

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Taryn Brumfitt wins SA 2023 Australian of the Year!

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 11/11/2022

A huge congratulations to Hutt St Centre Ambassador and all-around excellent human, Taryn Brumfitt! Last night, she was deservedly named the South Australian 2023 Australian of the Year and we couldn’t be more proud. Taryn is a filmmaker, speaker, activist and founder of the Embrace Body Image Movement, teaching people...

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Coffee for a cause

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 21/10/2022

A brew-tiful #FeelGoodFriday story to get you buzzing for the weekend!  Coffee for a cause... A group of innovative Year 6 students St Mary's Memorial School are learning sustainable business skills – and supporting an end to homelessness while doing it. The Hope Beans SMMS project is in collaboration with ...

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Clara's heart of gold

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 18/10/2022

Meet Clara. As the owner and Managing Pharmacist at Star Discount Chemist on Hutt Street, Clara generously gave her time this morning to run a healthy heart clinic here at Hutt St Centre. She offered free heart health checks to dozens of people at risk of or experiencing homelessness, and...

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An extra helping of happiness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 05/10/2022

Let's take a moment to celebrate the little things! For the third week running, our guru of gourmet cooking – Kitchen Manager Peter – and our hard-working kitchen team have scored perfect reviews from people seeking help here at Hutt St Centre. We installed a "Happy or Not" kiosk in...

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Meet Hutt St Hero Riley

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 30/09/2022

Meet Hutt St Hero Riley Small acts of kindness can be a powerful catalyst, as 9-year-old Hutt St Hero Riley knows very well. Riley and dad, Ben, walked 53km and for over 12 hours from Williamstown to Hutt St Centre, enduring rain and mud, and raising over $5,100! Riley’s fundraiser...

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Valuing spirituality

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 28/09/2022

Meet Chris. She’s a pastoral care worker and has been volunteering with Hutt St Centre since 2013. The Pastoral Care team provides a listening ear for people when they need one.  Pastoral care volunteers are onsite regularly here at Hutt St Centre to meet the diverse spiritual and emotional needs...

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Toward Home Alliance update

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 23/09/2022

Expression of Interest for Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO) or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO) The Toward Home Alliance (THA) delivers specialist homelessness services across the city, inner and outer south and Adelaide Hills regions. Since commencing in July 2021, providing intentional, culturally safe and responsive services for Aboriginal...

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Many boots make a great impact

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 14/09/2022

Boo Hooi (Jimmy) Khoo has completed his fourth Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge, raising $1,700 and rallying the DCS Learning Academy team to walk together. His heart for helping people stems from his own experiences growing up: “I was inspired to do Walk a Mile in My Boots...

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One boy's heart to end homelessness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 08/09/2022

Arie knows firsthand that you’re never too young to make a difference. Since the age of four, Arie has been determined to play his part in supporting people doing it tough. Growing up near Victoria Park, he’d seen people sleeping rough or in tents and wanted to help – but...

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Meet our Healthcare Hero, RDNS Nurse Jacqui

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 02/09/2022

For more than 6,000 people in South Australia, homelessness is a daily reality leading to complex health issues that require expert care outside the walls of the hospital system. RDNS Silverchain nurse, Jacqui, shares her insights on her role in supporting people experiencing homelessness to access health care.  Jacqui works...

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The Path to a Brighter Future

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 01/09/2022

Meet Kingsley. He’s the talented artist who painted these colourful boots in celebration of Hutt St Centre’s 2022 Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge. For over a year, Kingsley’s been taking part in the Aged City Living program at Hutt St Centre, which provides support for older people who’ve...

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The journey to homefulness

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 31/08/2022

Meet two of our valued team members here at Hutt St Centre – Andy and Doris! An important part of the job for case managers like Andy is helping people find a safe and permanent home. But as anyone who’s had to move house will tell you, it can be...

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An Un-FUR-getable Day

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 19/08/2022

Participants of our Aged City Living program recently had an a-meow-zing time at Sassy's Cat Cafe and Adoption Centre. A big thank you to Sharon and the team for their warm welcome, and for making it such a special occasion for everyone who came along! Kingsley (pictured) LOVES cats, as...

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Hutt St Centre's 2022 Business Lunch

Posted by Hutt St Centre

on 17/08/2022

As a local South Australian charity, we feel incredibly fortunate to have the support of amazing South Australian business leaders, philanthropists and social changemakers. During Homelessness Week earlier this month, many of these supporters came together at Adelaide Oval to help us celebrate Hutt St Centre’s Annual Business Lunch. A...

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